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IN THIS pamphlet is presented, in chronological order, all the authentic and
official Confederate Memorial Committee matter which has appeared heretofore
in the newspapers, together with a list of the engagements that occurred between
the Confederate and Federal armies a,'ed ; navies, thus making it a valuable historic
reference and souvenir. ', ;>,.'; ', .' ' V • *> '
We propose to place it 'in the hands of every Confederate Veteran; of all sym-
pathizers with the " 1 Jt.p&t£auGe.;"«o/«H thrPau'ghttps o'f'the Confederacy; of alt the
Sons of Veterans; •fc-ri^ :of; ,inem'be''t>' of <£oKfe<teritte*. organizations which are not
attached to the U.'G.'V'., and we invoke its careful perusal in the Camps and at the
family firesides. We invite special attention to the eloquent address of the Commit-
tee of which Gen. Clement C. Evans, of Georgia, was chairman, and to the address of
the Executive Committee, explanatory of the plans adopted for the collection of the
funds necessary to build, equip, endow and preserve the great Memorial institution
of the South.
We earnestly solicit the attention of the noble women of the South to the order
of our gallant comrade, Gen. John B. Gordon, commander of the U. C. V., establish-
ing Memorial Festival Day, whose celebration shall be entirely under their auspices
and control. This order was not intended as an incentive, for none was needed, but
to secure concert of action. We feel every assurance of a brilliant and successful
The minimum subscription to the Memorial Fund was placed at one dollar, in
order that none should be excluded from participation, and that the poorest might
secure honorable membership. Those of more liberal means may, and are urged to,
subscribe more, as each dollar subscribed entitles the subscriber to a certificate of
membership, an invaluable heirloom.
We believe that all who read this pamphlet entitled, " The South's Battle
Abbey," will make a prompt and liberal response to the appeal therein, and
will become earnest and zealous advocates of this grand, patriotic work. Indifference
and delay threaten failure, while immediate and decisive action gaurantees success.
Let the surviving veterans not be disappointed in the hopes in which they have so
earnestly indulged since the going down of our flag at Appomattox.
For additional information that may be desired, communicate with Col. R. C.
Wood, No. 44 Perdido street, New Orleans, La.
J. R. McIntosh, Chairman.
J. A. Chalaron,
W. R. Garrett,
The South's Battle Abbey.
The South's Battle Abbey
FIRST CIRCULAR LETTER
CHARLES BROADWAY ROUSS.
New York City, Nov., 1S94. '
Comrade :— More than a quarter of a
century has passed nwiCy ■.si J u-.«y • •■&*;•
surrendey of Appomattox., 0.1 tK e many
who bore arms in defense of the'' liberty
of the south in the great civil war, but
few remain. In a short time the last of
those who wore the gray will have passed
to the other shore. Upon the few that
remain devolves the duty of perpetuat-
ing the memory of our gallant comrades
who sleep beneath the sod. "Nearly
500 veteran camps," 'memorial associa-
tions," "historical societies" and "old
soldiers home's" attest the loving and
loyal remembrance of the confederate
soldier for the cause he served so well.
±his question is forced upon us: What
is to become of these institutions and our
records and cherished relics when the
last of our veterans who are their cus-
todians shall have passed away.
lhe mementoes of the struggle of the
south for civil liberty and the evidence!
21 A r[ IOUS , Prowess in the field are
scattered broadcast over the country.
Should they not be collected and provis-
ion be made for their preservation as a
l'.'? er r n ?, t0 our children and a
patriotic object lesson for generations
to come/ Is it not feasible for the sur-
viving confederate veterans acting in
brotherly concert to form an associa-
tion having for its object the collection
and preservation of these records and
relics and also a gallery of portraits of
w gr * ,eadei 's who added so much
lustre to our cause? This would be a
lX r hn* f l0Ve \? alJ a - nd wouId ™cess£
tate but a small contribution from each
iK su PP°. r t would insure success
while, as experience has shown, the
maintenance of local institutions has be-
come burdensome to the constantly de-
creasing number of veterans upon whom
v,7,wv de P end - Large numbers who have
.10.; .can able* to connect themselves with
Wca:; .jumps would be glad to contribute
K£m,?«5? W V?5? ne ? t ? f a broa d national
institution, lhe desire to perpetuate
fctrt glorious memories of the past is
string :inu universal, ,and there should be
no. fijfficultB m. g,:vlng it substantial ex-
pression. I nave' discussed the matter
with a number of confederate veterans
and have received promise of heartv co-
operation and support. Offers of contri-
butions have been liberal.
It has been estimated that $200,000
«^i1i be ampl ? suffici ent to purchase a
suitable property for such an institution
as is contemplated and to create a suita-
ble income for its maintenance. The pop-
ular idea seems to be to organize a Con-
tederate Memorial Association and De-
pository somewhat of the nature of a
joint stock company with shares of such
moderate value, say not to exceed S10
each so that all could participate. It is
thought that a board of administration
composed of .seven to nine of the sur-
viving confederate officers of the highest
rank would prove acceptable to all.
i trust that this matter may receive
your favorable consideration and that
you will unite in an effort to perpetuate
the glorious memories of the past. As
«-r£" J?° rd i 0n h , as said so eloquently
lo cherish such memories of the past,
wiicther crowned with success or conse-
crated in defeat, is to idealize principle
and strengthen character, intensify love
of country and convert defeat and dis-
aster into pillars of support for future
manhood mid nobler womanhood "
. 1 have addressed the heads of the va-
rious confederate organizations, solicit-
ing an expression of opinion in regard
to the object that. I desire to secure.
Will j-ou kmdly give the matter your
attention and favor me with the views
ot your comrades and yourself.
„„ . ^Fraternally yours.
CHARLES BROADWAY ROUSS
Ex-Private C. S. Army.
SECOND CIRCULAR LETTER.
CHARLES BROADWAY ROUSS.
In December, 1894, the first circular
was supplemented by the following:
New York City, Dec, 1894.
Comrade— Some time since I addressed
a circular letter (copy enclosed) to the
commanders of the different veteran
camps, in relation to the establishment
of a National Memeorial association. The
responses to that letter have been so nu-
merous and so strongly favorable as to
leave no doubt of the success of the un-
dertaking as outlined. Veterans from all
parts of the country urge expedition ot
They believe that they can accom-
plish by unity of action that which all
of them have wished for since the close
of tt«j war. . x .
In addressing the circular to the com-
manders of the camps, it was not in-
tended to solicit the co-operation and sup-
port of organized bodies, although the
phraseology employed has been so con-
strued. The purpose was to reach the
veterans individually, and the heads ot
the camp appeared to be the most ef-
fective channel of accomplishing the end.
The theorv of the movement _ to es-
tablish the Memorial association in this:
That every confederate veteran should
have a proprietary interest in the insti-
tution: that each one of them should
feel that he had contributed something
toward perpetuating the memories of the
great struggle in which he has borne a
part. The fact that many of our vet-
erans are poor induced the recommenda-
tion that the shares of stock in the asso-
ciation should be fixed at $10 each, while
this would not be a barrier to those who
are able and propose to subscribe liber-
ally, and there are a number of such,
it would enable those of the most mod-
erate means to participate.
In addition to this, it may be taken
for grafted that the board of admin-
istrators would allow some latitude of
time in payments when the circumstances
of the subscribers warranted such action
It would be comparatively an easy task
to secure the money for the proposed
work from a few rich men; but this
would be regarded more as an evidence
of individual liberality than as a proof
of the existence of that sentiment which
every confederate veteran cherishes in
The popular idea is to have the pro-
posed institution so constructed that each
state shall have ample and separate
space and accommodation for records,
relics, mementoes and portraits.
There are no architectural difficulties
in the way of such an arrangement, with
the addition of a grand hall for the an-
nual meetings of the Veteran associa-
It' Is contemplated to have a meet-
ing of the board of administrators in
the near future. As .this body is
charged with the organization and ad-
ministration of the association, it should
have all possible data and information
when it convenes. .
No doubt the question of subscriptions
will occupy .the first attention of the
board, as the amount available will de-
termine the time of inaugurating the
work. In view of this it is important ■
to ascertain as speedily as possible about
how much may be relied upon from the
members of each camp. It you will give
me this information in regard to your
camp, it will be transmitted to the board
when it convenes. A number of vete-
rans are of the opinion that an active
canvass by the commanders of the
proposed association will yield a larger
sum than $200,000, which was the
amount estimated for in the circular
letter. Should this prove to be the case
the institution could be constructed upon
a grander and larger scale than was
The surviving veterans are unani-
mous in the desire to perpetuate the
memories of the glorious struggles of
the south for constitutional rights, to
pay deserved tribute to the heroic deeds
of their fallen comrades; to furnish an
inspiration object lesson to their de-
scendants and to leave to posterity en-
during proofs of the courage, loyalty and
devotion to duty of the confederate sol-
^ll this can be accomplished by har-
monious and united action.
OHAEI.ES BROADWAY ROUSS.
The South's Battle Abbey.
THE HOUSTON REUNION.
EXTRACT FROM PROCEEDINGS.
Extracts from the minutes of the Hous-
ton re-union, held May 22, 23 and 24,
Gen. Cordon requested Gen. S. D. Lee
to take the chair, and said: My com-
rades, I desire to have your close atten-
tion, and hope that every veteran pres-
ent will hear what I have to say, as
I wish to place before this body a matter
which is of supremest interest to the
survivors, and exceeds in its scope and
importance anything which has yet been
before you for your consideration. I do
this with pleasure, and with my heart
swelling with pride and gratitude— pride
that I belong to an association which can
boast of a member so patriotic and gen-
erous, a generosity which outshines and
overleaps anything which has yet been
attempted or done by any man for the
confederate cause— and gratitude to the
giver of all good that the noble donor
has seen fit to bestow port of his great
wealth where it will preserve the story
of your heroic deeds for all time. I am
proud to be the medium of making known
to you the purposes and plans of one
who, as a private soldier in all the Vir-
ginia campaigns, added laurels to his own
name and luster to the history of his
own state and to our arms.
Bright fortune has smiled upon him
since the close of the war, and he now
offers with that magnanimity born of
true nobility to place part of his honest
and rapidly accumulating wealth where it
will perpetuate the story of your glory.
With heartfelt sorrow I announce to you
the sad tidings that he is, unfortunately,
blind, caused by overwork; but although
ne is blind in his sight, he is not, my
comrades, blind in his heart, nor indiffer-
ent to the glory of his country and peo-
ple, and by his munificent act shows
that he means and intends by all the
power created by his splendid mind and
which his great wealth commands, to
take care of the glorious part achieved
by his countrymen in the past.
I allude, my comrades, to Private
Oharles Broadway Bouss, now of New
York, but formerly of Winchester, Va.,
who had selected a man as his agent to
represent him here, who has the blood of
old Zach and Dick Taylor in his veins,
and I now call upon this grandson of
President Zachary Taylor, and nephew
?£• ,2? ? rillla n t and peerless general,
Dick Taylor, to come upon the platform
and make known to you in his own words
and in his own way, what it is that our
tnend and comrade, Bouss, proposes to
Adjutant General Moorman then es-
corted Colonel Wood to the platform,
who then read the circulars and letters
from Mr. Bouss, minutely detailing his
plan for a national memorial hall, and
fully authorizing Colonel Wood to act
for him in the matter. After a full ex-
planation by Colonel Wood of Mr. Bouss'
ideas and views he announced that Chas.
Broadway Bouss had delegated him to
make a cash subscription of $100,000 as
Ins .individual contribution to the me-
morial fund, when the movement as-
sumed proper shape.
W i ie i 1 it t . he storm of applause which
greeted this announcement subsided Gen-
eral Gordon moved that the thanks of
the veterans and greeting be sent to
uuarles Broadway Bouss, expressing
S£ ir „nS e K gr ?^r e for £ is munificent,
&Ji\,^ + £- rtfelt ^pathy for the mis-
w^M n \ to hl ? e y. esi » h t- which all hoped
would be only temporary. This was
carried, amidst the wildest applause, and
nf^/lT? VOte ' ^neral Gordon then
moved that a committee, to be composed
of one member to be named by each
southern state, or division, be appointed
to examine into and report upon the plan
submitted by Charles Broadwav Bouss,
which was unanimously adopted. Begu-
lar order of business was resumed.
°a^ - ia , L * r, GW) - MOORMAN.
Adjutant General and Chief of Staff
The South's Battle Abbey.
J. B. GORDON, GEN. COMMANDING.
General Order No. 145
Hdqrs. United Confederate Veterans,
New Orleans, La., Aug. 24, 1895.
General Orders No. 145.
The general commanding announces
that the plan which was -mbmited to the
convention at the Houston le-union by
that generous, large-hearted and noble
ex-private of the confederate army, Chas.
Broadway Rouss, formerly of Winches-
ter, Va., but now of New York, for the
establishment of a national memorial
association, but which should properly be
called the Rouss Memorial association,
having for its object the erection of a
great building or memorial hall, in the
words of Senator John M. Daniel, of
Virginia, to become the "Battle Abey of
the South," where the records, cherished
relics and mementoes of the southern peo-
ple in their historic struggle of 1881 to
1865 are to be collected and preserved for
future ages, is about to assume definite
The plan, as drafted by Mr. Rouss,
was presented to the convention at the
Houston re-union by his friend, Colonel
R. C. Wood, with the hope that the at-
tention and co-operation of all the old
veterans would be secured. At the same
time he read a letter from Mr. Rouss,
naming him as his agent and representa-
tive in this matter, and announced that.
Charles Broadway Rouss had delegated
him. to make a cash subscription of
SI 00,000 as his individual contribution
to the memorial fund when the move-
ment assumed proper shape. In re-
sponse to this munificent proposal the
general commanding offered a resolution,
which was unanimously adopted, that a
committee to be composed of one mem-
ber to be named by each southern state
or division, be apointed to examine into
and report upon the plan *ubmitted by
Charles Broadway Bouss.
Following are the members of the com-
mittee apointed under the above resolu-
tion, to- wit:
Gen. Geo. H. Stuart, South Biver,
Anne Arundel county, Md.; Col. J. B.
Mcintosh, Meridian, Miss.; Geo. Geo D.
Johnston, Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Col. J. B.
Gary, Richmond, Va.; Gen. J. A. Chala-
ron, New Orleans, La.; Capt. B. H.
Teague, Aiken, S. C; Maj. W. B. Gar-
rett, Nashville, Tenn.; Col. John O. Cas-
ler, Oklahoma City, Okla.; Gen. W. D.
Chipley, Pensacola, Fla.; Col. J. C. Cra-
vens, Springfield, Mo.; Capt. John H.
Carter, Avon, Fayette county, Ky.; Col.
Howard Williams, Atlanta, Ga. ; Hon.
W. a Rntcliffe, Little Rock, Ark.; Maj.
Thomas W. Goree, Galveston, Tex. ; Gen.
R. F. Hoke, Lincolnton, N. C; Dr. L.
C. Tonnant, McAlester, I. T.: Capt. John
M. Hickey, Washington, D. C; Capt.
C. S. White, Bomney, W. Va.
The members of the committee will
elect a chairman, and will be duly noti-
fied of time and place of meeting.
Bv order of
J. B. GORDON.
Adjutant General and Chief of Staff.
Oeneral Order No. 149.
Headquarters United Confederate Vet
New Orleans, La.. Sept. 28, 1895.
General Orders No. 149.
The general commanding hereby makes
the following appointments to fill vacan-
cies occasioned by resignations from the
committee appointed in General Orders
No. 145, current series, from these head-
quarters, to examine into and report
upon the plan submitted by Charles
Broadway Rouss for the establishment of
a Confederate Memorial Hall, to-wit:
Lieutenant General W. L. Cabell, Dal-
las, Texas, vice Major Thomas W.
Major Thos. S. Kenan, Raleigh, N. C,
vice General R. F. Hoke.
By order of
J. B. GORDON,
Adjutant General and Chief of Staff.
The South's Battle Abbey.
General Order No. 150.
Calling Committee Together.
Headquarters United Confederate Vet-
New Orleans, La., Oct, 5, ISO'S,
General Order No. 150.
The General Commanding announces
that the members of the committee ap-
pointed in general orders No. Ma- and
149, current series, from these head-
quarters, to examine into and report upon
the plan submitted by Charles Broadway
Rouss, for the erection of a permanent
national museum hall, or depository of
confederate relics and archives, will
meet at Atlanta, Oa., on Saturday, Oct.
19, (instead of Oct. 10, which was infor-
mally announced), at 3 p. m., at Confed-
erate Hall, Gate City building, Peachtree
street. This change in date is made in
eider to secure to the members the
benefit of reduced railroad rates which
will take effect on the 10th inst.
II. The General Commanding strongly
appeals to, and urges the members of
the committee to attend this initial meet-
ing, which is i examine into and report
upon the plan which the generous, broad-
minded and patriotic Charles Broadway
Rouss has submitted, for the perpetuation
of the story of the glory. of Confederate
™lpi% and of Confederate history, and
which he so munificently supplements by
his proposed subscription of $100,000.
< III. In the event any member finds it
impossible to attend, he is urged to give
his > proxy to a veteran from his own
division or to some member of the com-
By order of
J. B. GORDON,
~ „ General Commanding.
/•n*A d l" tari t Gteneral and Chief of Staff.
THE MEMORIAL COMMITTEE.
Proceedings at Atlanta, Georgia, Octo-
ber 19, 21 and 22, 1 $95.
The Scwth's Battle Abbey.
Confederate Hall, Atlanta Camp,
Gate City Guard Armory,
Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 19, 1895.
The committee appointed by J. B. Gor-
don, general commanding U. 0. V., under
general order No. 145, Aug. 24, 1895,
met in Confederate hall, Gate City Guard
armory, at Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 19, 1895.
On motion, Gen. George H. Stewart, of
Maryland, was elected chairman for the
purpose of organization. The following
members presented their credentials and
were enrolled, viz: Gen. Geo. H. Stew-
art, South River, Arundel county, Md -
n }; & ^-Mcintosh, Meridian, Miss.;
b-en. Geo. D. Johnston, Tuscaloosa, Ala.;
Col John B. Gary, Richmond, Va.; Capt.
n\ H ' i ?' e - a # 11 ?' A ik en, S. G.: Maj. W. R.
Garrett, Nashville, Tenn.; Gen. Clement
A. Evans, proxy for Gen. W. D, Chipley,
Pensacola, Fla.; Capt. John H. Carter
.Avon, Fayette county, Ky. : Col. Howard
^ z 2. Iia ms, Atlanta, Ga. ; Hon. W. C Rat-
chff Little Rock, Ark.; Gen. W. L.
Cabell, Dallas, Tex.; Col T S TCennn
Raleigh N c: : Dr/L^C. Tenneht^
Alhster lud Ter- Capt. John M. Hick-
ey, Washington, D. C; Col. J, O. Mur-
ray, proxy for Capt. C. S, White, Rom-
ney, W. Va.; Col R. C. Wood,' proxy
for Gen J A Chalaron, New Orleans,
La.; and tor Col. J. O. Casler. Okla-
ueidf'Mo"" C ° L W - ? Cl ' aVens > S S-
Capt. J. H. Carter was elected perma-
nent chairman; Capt. J. M. Hickev, vice-
chairman, and Col, Howard Williams,
secreta ry. '
On motion, a committe with Gen. John-
ston as chairman, was appointed to pre-
pare a plan of business for the committee
with directions to report Monday morn-
A committee of representative confed-
erate citizens from the City of Nashville
Ienn„ was introduced by Major Garrett'
and presented in enthusiastic addresses
the application of their city to be se-
lected as the proper location of the Con-
federate Memorial hall proposed by Mr.
Rouss, of New York.
On motion, the committee adjourned to
meet Monday, 9 a. m.
Confederate Hall, Atlanta Camp,
Gate City Guard Armory,
Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 21, 1895.
The committee met at 9 a. m. Present:
Capt. Carter, chairman, and members
of the committee.
The committe on plan of proceedings
suggested the appointment of the fol-
lowing sub-committees, viz: On charter,
on ways and means, on address to the
living confederates, the women of the
south, the sons and daughters of the
confederates, and the friends of the
proposed Memorial hall everywhere.
The committees were appointed as fol-
lows: On charter, Col. Mcintosh, Gen.
Johnston and Hon. W. C. Ratcliffe, on
ways and means, Col. Wood, Maj. Gar-
rett and Dr. Tennent; on address, Capt.
Hickey, Col. Murray and Col. Williams.
The sub-committees were requested to
have their reports ready at the meeting
of the general Committee on Monday
On motion, the committee invited all
delegations present, who desirejd to be
heard on the question of location of the
memorial building to present their claims.
Miss Lillian Pike, representing the Con-
federate Auxiliary society of Washing-
ton, D. C, was accorded the right to
speak first, and addressed the committee
■on the valuable work of her societv, and
advocated Washington City as the ap-
propriate place for the memorial struct-
ure. Capt. Hickey, of Washington,' fol-
lowed in an interesting speech strongly
presenting the suitableness of that city
as the custodian of the great building
proposed to be erected. The claims of
Richmond as the capital of the confed-
erate states and the center of the mili-
tary struggle, were ably and earnestly
presented by Col. Gary. Col. Wood de-
scribed the devotion of New Orleans, the
pride of its people in the confederate
memories, and its relation to the great
territory of the south, and earnestly
urged its claims. Judge W. L. Calhoun,
of Atlanta, spoke warmly for his city,
describing its career of suffering, Its
growth, thrift, and great future, and
was followed by Gen. Evans, who stated
that a local committee expected to ad-
dress the committee at the afternoon
session. He showed the central position
of Atlanta, its accessibility, its thorough
southern and yet national feeling, and its
readiness to comply with any conditions
which were necessary to secure so desir-
able an institution as the great structure
now in contemplation. While speaking,
Col. T. B. Felder, president of the Sons
of Veterans, and Judge Maddox, chair-
man of Atlanta local committee, entered
the hall and were introduced by Gen.
Evans. Col. Maddox stated that Col.
Felder wouM speak in behalf of At-
lanta. Col. Felder spoke at some length
with eloquence and enthusiasm, showing
the great interest which the sons and
daughters of the confederacy were tak-
ing in an undertaking to establish the
All the speeches were in fraternal
spirit, and demonstrated that the earnest
rivalry among the great cities would
be conduted with the purpose of concen-
trating all interest at last upon the site
that shall be finally chosen.
Gen, Evans announced that a meet-
ing of confederates would be held in
the hall tonight for an hour and ex-
tended an invitation to the committee
to be present which was, on motion,
Committee adjourned to 8:30 p. m. to-
Confederate Hall, Atlanta, Ga.,
'■ Oct. 21, 1895.
lhe committee met according to ad-
journment. Capt. Carter presiding. Col.
Mcintosh, chairman of committee on
charter, reported a form of charter for
incorporation of a Confederate Memo-
Capt. Hickey asked that the regular
order be suspended in order that the
credentials of Col. A. G. Dickinson, of
New York, the representative at their
meeting of Mr. Rouss, might be pres-
ent, which was agreed to. The follow-
ing letter was read by the secretary.
■ New York City, Oct. 16, 1895.
Col. A. G. Dickinson, No. 945 Broad-
My Dear Colonel:— At my request you
have very kindly consented to visit
The South's Battle Abbey.
The South's Battle Abbey.
Atlanta in connection with the Memo-
rial building it is in contemplation to
erect. Proceeding from headquarters
with my verbal instructions it is only
necessary for me to say in this com-
munication that you are authorized to
act in my behalf and to represent me
before the committee which will be as-
sembled at Atlanta from various states
of the south. Hoping that our efforts
in behalf of the memorial will be
crowned with success.
I am yours very truly,
CHARLES BBOAD'WAy ROUSS.
Col. Dickinson, on being introduced,
addressed the committee in an eloquent
speech, in which he fully represented
the patriotic spirit of Mr. Rouss in the
origination of the great idea of a mem-
orial building and set forth the influence
that the movement would have, not only
in preserving the historical data of con-
federate times, but also in promoting a
spirit of patriotic brotherhood in all
psrts of the Union.
Col. Dickinson was warmly and fre-
quently applauded, and at the conclu-
sion of his address he was invited to
participate in all the deliberations of
The committee took up and discussed
the report of the committee on char-
ter. Its adoption was advocated by Col.
Mcintosh, Col. Ratcliffe, Gen. Cabell,
Capt. Teague, Maj. Garrett and Dr.
Tennent. Gen. Johnston stated that he
approved the general plan proposed by
the committee, but opposed the adoption
of the report so far as any action should
be taken by the committee itself to have
an immediate incorporation of a Confed-
erate Memorial association. On motion
of Capt. Hickey the report was laid
temporarily on the table in order that
the report of the committee on Ways and
Means might be read. The report of the
committee on Ways and Means was road
by Col. Wood, chairman, and was unan-
imously adopted as follows:
The undersigned, constituting the com-
mittee on Ways and Means respectfully
beg leave to submit the following re-
port: We are fully impressed by the im-
portance of the dut - ^ assigned to us and
in attempting its discharge we have
availed ourselves of all materials that we
could command. As preliminary to the
recommendations that we propose mak-
ing, we deem it proper to present to your
honorable body the situation of affairs
as it actually exists.
The plan of commemoration submitted
to the veterans by Comrade Chas.
Broadway Rouss has appealed so forci-
bly to their patriotic sentiments and has
recommended its practicability so strong-
ly to their judgment as to leave no doubt
of their desire for its adoption. The
creation of your honorable body by an
unanimous vote of the veterans at
Houston proves the correctness of this
conclusion. We are brought then to the
consideration of the means by which this
plan can be put into operation. The
munificent subscription of Comrade
Rouss of $100,000 was conditioned upon
the forthcoming of a like amount from
other soifrces. This condition was em-
minently wise and prudent, and was es-
sential to success, as the contribution of
Comrade Rouss alone would not eEfect
the purpose intended. To raise this ad-,
ditional amount is the most important
matter that can occupy the attention
of your honorable body, as upon this
point hinges the success of the great
work in which we are engaged. Con-
vinced of this, we have considered every
source of supply that, in our opinion,
was available. As a result, we express
the confident belief that the money re-
quired can be secured by the personal
contributions of veterans and confeder-
ate sympathizers and through the efforts
of the women of the south. In support
of this belief we beg leave to call your
attention to the following facts and fig-
ures : There are enrolled in the membeiv
ship of the different camps more than
50,000 veterans, and it is entirely safe to
estimate their joint contributions at $50,-
000. There are an equal number of con-
federate veterans who are unattached to
organizations, and who can be relied
upon for support to the amount of $25,-
000. There are in the south 23S cities
containing populations of over 5,000
each and as all of these communities
have large ard enthusiastic confederate
elements they can be relied upon for
liberal support. The women of the
south, whose active co-operation we may
take for* granted, are confident that from
this source they can secure sufficient
money to establish the proposed insti-
tution, to equip it thoroughly, and to pre
vide for its permanent maintenance.
While we have implicit confidence in the
zeal and ability of these noble women,
based upon what they have already ac-
complished in similar directions, we wish
to be entirely on the safe side in the pre-
sentation of figures to your honorable
body. We believe that these 238 cities
can be safely relied upon for a contribu-
tion of $250 each, or $50,000 in all.
Recapitulating we have.
From members of the veteran
camps $ 50,000
From unattached veterans - 25,000
From 238 cities. 59,500
Making a total of $134,500
While we think that we would bo
justified in making a larger estimate of
resources, we have confined ourselves
to figures upon which we are satisfied
your honorable body may implicitly rely
in determining upon work to be done.
We have excluded from consideration
contributions from towns and villages
of small population, from sons and
daughters of the confederacy, and from
other soruces. We have kept solely in
view with those certain avenues of sup-
ply that will enable the veterans, by sup-
plementing Comrade Rouss' magnificent
contribution, to erect an institution
worthy in every respect of the men and
cause whose memory they seek to per-
These results are within reach, but
they cannot be secured without active,
intelligent and continuous labor. Up to
the meeting of your honorable body Com-
rade Rouss was the sole motor of this
memorial movement, and on him f"Tl the
burden of work and expense. How he
discharged the obligations that he will-
ingly and generously assumed is a matter
of record. The appointment of your hon-
orable body as the direct representatives
of the different organizations of the
United Confederate Veteran association
transfers to you the charge of this mem-
orial work, and it is to you that the
veterans will now look for the fruition of
their hopes and desires.
We have not pointed the available
sources of money supply without a con-
sideration of the means of leaching
them. To secure subscriptions from the
enrolled veterans, 'hey must be thor-
oughly canvassed by their respective
camp commanders. To induce liberal
action by the unattached veterans and
confederate sympathizers, urgent and
continuous appeals must be made to them.
To prepare the field for this course, we
consider an address by your honorable
body to be of the greatest importance.
This address* should be clear and explicit
as to the condition of our memorial work,
and it should show the absolute necessity
of prompt and liberal support, and your
honorable body should so arrange as to
ensure its wide and proper distribution.
This address should be followed by the
regular dissemination of memorial mat-
ter that would stimulate exertion and
increase and preserve existing enthusi-
asm. A full measure of success cannot
possibly be secured by arousing occa-
sional and temporary interest.
As we have stated, the active support
of the women of the South can be relied
upon in the important work of collecting
funds for the memorial work in hand.
The plan which suggests itself as the
most feasible and which would be most
in accord with the wishes of our devoted
women is this: To secure the establish-
ment of a memorial festival day, the
celebration of which should be under
the sole direction and control of them-
A recommendation to the gallant Gor-
don to this effect by your honorable body
would be followed by the issuance of an
oider which would be observed through-
out the entire South. Every city, town
and hamlet would respond by a liberal
contribution to the great Battle Abbey
that we propose to erect.
We believe that the labors of your
honorable body should not cease with
your present session. We should re-
gard their discontinuance at this junc-
ture as a serious menace to the success
of our movement. An interruption of
work, even for a shoit space of time,
would destroy, to a great extent, the
fruits of former labors.
We are aware of the impossibility of
keeping the Memorial committee as a
body, in constant session, but we believe
that its labors may be made continuous
through representatives. We think that
your honorable body, before adjourning,
should map out a definite plan of work
and entrust its execution to an executive
The South's Battle Abbey.
The South's Battle Abbey.
committee, to be appointed from .your
members. We strongly advise the es-
tablishment of an oiiice where corre-
spondence could be promptly and con-
tinuously conducted, where memorial
matter could be prepared for publication,
whence documents could be distributed,
where our veterans could apply ^'or re-
liable information and where constant
impulse could be given to the memorial
movement. We do not think that too
much»importance can be attached to the
appointment of the executive committee
suggested, and to furnishing the neces-
sary facilities for efficient work. It
must be borne in mind that the labors
of this body will extend, without inter-
mission, from the adjournment of your
honorable body up to the meeting of the
veterans in May next, a period of about
seven months. The expenses that must
necessarily be incurred will be discussed
in another part of this report.
We assume that the work of collecting
money for the proposed Confederate
Memorial association will commence
shortly after the adjournment of your
honorable body, These contributions
will be made throughout the South, and,
in our opinion, should be deposited in
responsible banks in the different locali-
ties where they are made. This would
ensure safety of the funds until de-
livery to those entitled to receive them,
.and would establish valuable relations
with the financial institutions of our
In the absence of a discussion of the
subject by your body we find it embar-
rassing to suggest in what shape evi-
dences of contributions should be given
to those who make them. We deem it
important, however, that each contribu-
tor should understand clearly that there
is to be no financial return for his con-
tribution. The pride and satisfaction of
having contributed to a work dear to
evtry confederate heart are full repay-
ment a thousand fold repeated. No
other investment could possibly yield so
high a rate of interest.
In recommending work that involved
expenditure, we were aware that your
honorable body has no funds at your
disposal for the purposes mentioned. It
was only from a conviction that the
work indicated was absolutely essential
to the success of the memorial plan that
vve recommended provision to be made
for its execution. The machinery for
collecting money must be set in motion,
or all that we have done in the past or
may attempt in the, future will be utterly
valueless. We estimate that $5,000 will
be required to prosecute the memorial
work effectively from the present time up
to the veteran re-union in May, and we
have addressed ourselves to the task of
leviewing the possible sources of supply.
There appears to be but two avenues of
relief from our financial straits. One is
to borrow the amount required, pledging
a return from the first contributions re-
ceived. The other is to request the ad-
vance of a portion of funds already pro-,
offered in subscription. In the first case,,
the field is open for trial. In the second,,
you would be limited to soliciting from
Charles Broadway Eouss. We prefer the
course first suggested. We do not think,
except in the direst extremity, that we
should burden this generous and patriotic
man one dollar beyond his magnificent
subscriptiou of $100,000.
We feel that we have not filled the
measure of your expectations in reporting
upon ways and means. In the limited
time at orr command we have not been
able to make a study upon which we
could base more definite recommenda-
tions. We hope and believe that your
honorable body can supply all that we
have been forced to omit. We recognize
the barriers that oppose the progress of
our great memorial work, and have
sought tie means of removing them.
We will cheerfully continue our labors
if any good promises to result.
We respectfully request a full discus-
sion of our report.
ROBT. C. WOOD, Chairman.
W. R. GARRETT,
L. C. TENNENT.
On motion of Capt. Hickey, General
Clement A. Evans was added to the
committee on address as chairman, and
appointed to prepare it for publication.
The committee adjourned, to 9 a. m.
Confederate Hall, Atlanta Camp,
Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 22, 1895.
The committee met according to ad-
journment, Capt. Carter in the chair,
Col. Mcintosh asked leave to withdraw
the report of the Committee on charter,
which was granted. Gen. Johnston
moved that the' form of charter offered
by the sub-committee, expresses the
sense of this general committee in its
general features, but with a view to the
more careful preparation of so important
a paper, it be referred to the executive
committee for revision, to be reported by
them to this general committee at its
next meeting at the annual convention
in Richmond. The motion was adopted.
Gen. Evans offered the following
resolution, which was adopted:
Resolved, That this committee recom-
mend that a certificate of membership
in the Memorial association be issued by
authority of the United Confederate
Veteran association to every person who
shall contribute the sum of $1.00 or more
to the great objects of said association;
and that for present purposes a receipt
for donations be prepared by the ex-
ecutive committee and given to any
doner who shall pay any such sum as
above named into the fund of the Me-
morial association, which receipt shall
b.-» convertible into the finally engraved
• Gen. Stewart offered the following
resolution, which, was adopted:
Resolved, That it is the sense of this
committee that the nine ranking officers
of the confederate army and navy sur-
viving shall be honorary members "of the
board of administration by virtue of their
eon federate rank.
Major Garrett moved that the plan
submitted by Comrade Rouss as amend-
ed, be approved, and that this commit-
tee recommend the same to the United
Confederate Veterans association for
adoption. The motion was unanimously
On motion of Gen. Johnston, resolved
that the executive committee be in-
structed to select and appoint some
proper person to take active charge of
the work of raising the amount of money
required by the conditions of Mr. Rouss'
contribution. The said person to act
under the direction of the executive com-
Col. Wood presented the following reso-
lution: Whereas, the confederate veter-
ans whom we represent in this committee
owe the inspiration and support of the
great memorial work under consideration
to the patriotism and liberality of Charles
Broadway Rouss; and,
Whereas, we appreciate his example
of generosity which has no parallel in
the history of confederate commemo-
rative work, and
Whereas, we deem it eminently pro-
per in justice to him and as a duty to
ourselves, to give expression to our ap-
Resolved, That the memorial commit-
tee, representing the confederate veter-
ans of the land, extend to Comrade
Ohas. Broadway Rouss their full recog-
nition of his patriotic and generous
action in inaugurating and furthering a
work dear to their hearts, and that we
congratulate Comrade Rouss upon the
assured success of his commemorative
work; that we extend to him our heart-
felt thanks for his magnificent contri-
bution to the institution that we propose
to erect in honor of our dead, and in
memory of our cause; that we tender
him our brotherly affection, and wish
him long life, success and happiness.
The resolutions were adopted unan-
imously by standing vote. On motion
of Mr. Murray, the secretary was in-
structed to prepare a copy of the above
resolution to 'be presented through Col.
Dickinson to Mr. Chas. Broadway Rouss.
On motion of Col. Mcintosh, resolved
that the committee express to Col. A.
G. Dickinson a cordial appreciation of
his courtesy, good judgment and patri-
otic manner in which he as the repre-
sentative of Comrade Charles Broadway
Rouss, has honored us with his presence
in all our deliberations, and aided us by
his valuable counsel and noble enthusi-
asm manifested in the sacred cause for
Which we are assembled.
Further resolved, That this committee
would fail of its duty to adjourn with-
out expressing our due appreciation of
the invaluable services rendered by
Comrade Robert C. Wood, of New Or-
leans, in the effective work he has done
in the organization of the great scheme
suggested by Comrade Charles B. Rouss
for the erection of a confederate me-
morial hall, and .his untiring energy and
intelligent zeal in the labors of this com-
The South's Battle Abbey.
The South's Battle Abbey.
The resolutions were pased by unani-
mous and rising vote.
Col. Dickinson addressed the commit-
tee, thanking them for the expression
made by their resolutions, and eulogis-
ing the great work done by Col. AVood
in organizing the movement to . carry
out the munificent project of Mr. Rouss.
Col. Wood being called for, spoke of his
personal enthusiastic interest in the
great suggestion which had come from
the heart of Mr. Rouss, and his assur-
ance that the movement would grow into
a grand achievement.
The secretary of the committee was
directed to furnish the executive com-
mittee with all the papers that have
been presented at this meeting, includ-
ing the reports of all sub-committees.
On motion of Col. Wood, resolved.
That the composition of the board of
administrators as provided for by the
plans submitted by Comrade Rouss, be
amended to read that the board of
administrators shall be composed ot one
member from each division of the U. C.
V. association, • these members to bo
chosen by their respective divisions.
Col. Wood moved that the valuation
of membership specified in the plan of
Comrade Rouss be reduced from ten
dollars to one dollar.
The chairman announced Hie follow-
ing executive committee: Colonel J. R.
Mclntcsh, Meridian, Miss.; General if.
A. Chalaron, New Orleans, La.; Major
W. R. Garrett, Nashville, T.enn.
Resolutions of thanks were passed to
the Atlanta camp of confederate veter-
ans and the Gate City guards for the
use of the hall, and t) the press and
people of Atlanta for attention.
The following resolutions was unani-
mously passed by a raisins vote: Re-
solved, That the thanks of this com-
imttee are hereby tendered to the chair-
man for the able, courteous and patient
manner with which he has presided
over the deliberations of this body.
On motion, the thanks of the commit-
tee was given to the secretary for his
faithful discharge of the duties of his
office, and to General Clement A. Evans,
residing in Atlanta, for the efficient
service he has rendered this body.
Resolved, That the press be requested
to publish so much of the proceedings of
this meeting as space Will allow, and
that in appreciation of /its power to
convey information and mould public
sentiment for a worthy' cause, this com-
mittee will thank the press of the coun-
try for any aid it will render in bring-
ing the great movement to a magnificent
Resolved, That the minutes be now
read and approved, and that when this
convention adjourns it shall adjourn to
meet at Richmond, Va., on the day
prior to the annual session in 180G of
the "Union Confederate Veterans' associa-
The foregoing resolutions were passed;
the minutes were read and approved.
The chairman addressed the committee,
congratulating them on the perfect har-
mony and courtesy which had prevailed
and on the great amount of efficient
work which had been done in so short a
lime, lie expressed his gratitude lor
the distinction of presiding over the
deliberations of such a body assembled
from all parts of our country, to take
counsel upon a question of such great
importance. His confidence in the suc-
cess of the movement was without the
shadow of a doubt, for he believed that
it would have the warm sympathy of
the people of the south and the entire
The members of the committee fob
lowed the chairman in enthusiastic re-
marks concerning the rare and valuable
undertaking committed to their consider-
ation, and in expression of their com-
radeship indulged in a cordial handshak-
ing. , . .
On motion, the committee adjourned.
I. H. CARTER, Chairman.
HOWARD WILLIAMS, Secretary.
CIRCULAR LETTER OF EXECUTIVE
Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 22, 1S&5.
The executive committee, appointed
by the Confederate Memorial associa-
tion at its meeting, convened in this
city, by order of General John B. Gor-
don, general commanding the United
Confederate Veterans' association, and
this day adjourned, beg to give through
the press a summary of proceedings for
the information of our comrades and
the fr;ends of our movement.
The committee, composed of one mem-
ber from each division of the U. C. V.
association, organized by the election
of Comrade J". H. \Carter, of Kentucky,
permanent chairman, and Comrade
Howard Williams, of Georgia, perma-
A sub-committee of, five was appointed
by the chairman on order of business,
which reported, recommending the ap-
pointment of sub-committees. One on
charter, one on address and one on ways
and means, which was done.
The committee on charter reported the
draft of a charter incorporating the
Confederate Memorial association, which
report was received and the committee
instructed to deliver same to the execu-
tive committee, with authority for it
to make any amendments that might
seem best, and to report it to the full
committee at their next meeting, at the
reunion of the U. O. V. in Richmond
The committee upon address was ap-
pointed to prepare an address, explan-
atory of the work proposed to be done
for the establishment of the contem-
plated memorial institution, which ad-
dress is now being prepared and will be
given the widest possible circulation
The committee on ways and means
reported a plan for securing the means
necessary for the prosecution of the
work, which was adopted and the sub-
stance of which will appear in the forth-
By resolution of the Memorial com-
mittee, the execution of the work deter-
mined upon was delegated to an execu-
As soon as this address is prepared
copies of it, together with an explicit
statement of the plans agreed upon by
the committee tor securing the funds
necessary to erect a great building or
memorial hall, will be mailed to all
commanders of veteran camps for dis-
tribution among members, to the liable
women of the south, whose mighty in-
fluence in every work of good, will be
expected in this sacred cause, and will
be as much appreciated by the surviv-
ing confederate veterans as were their
constancy, self-devotion, gentle and an-
gelic ministrations during the war; to
all organizations of the sons and daught-
ers of the confederacy, whose filial ap-
preciation of their fathers' heroismism
we feel confident will enlist their enthu-
siastic support, and to all other confed-
erate organizations. In this Memorial
hall will be collected and preserved for
future ages the records, cherished relics
and mementoes of the southern people
in their heroic struggle from 1801 to
The site of this Memorial institution
will be selected by a board of adminis-
trators to be organized at the annual
re-union of the U. C V., at Richmond,
Va., in May next, in accordance with
the plan recommended by the Memorial
A very responsible duty has been im-
posed upon the executive committee,
which we would not have undertaken
but for the assurance of the hearty co-
operation of our friends everywhere, and
upon which we confidently rely.
J. R. McINTOSH, Chairman.
J. A. CHALARON,
W. R. GARRETT.
The South's Battle Abbey.
ADDRESS OF THE COfllllTTEE.
An Appeal to Confederate Veterans,
Sons of Veterans and Daughters of
To All Confederates, to the Sons of
Confederates Veterans, the Daughters
of the Confederacy and the Noble Wo-
men of the South:
This address is made to you by direc-
tion of a general committee from all of
the Southern States, acting under ap-
pointment and by authority of the "United
Confederate Veterans' Association.
That general committee was raised in
consequence of a communication from
Mr. Charles Broadway Rouss, of New
York City, at the annual convention of
United Confederate Veterans, in Hous-
ton, Tex., through which this generous
Confederate comrade proposed to give
$100,000 for a great purpose, which
will be more particularly described here-
after, upon the proper condition that we
would evince an equally patriotic spirit
by contributing in many small subscrip-
tions, a similar sum. The communica-
tion of Mr. Rouss was received with a
most appreciative demonstration of
enthusiasm by the immense body of
Confederates assembled in that reunion,
and on a resolution presented by J. B.
Gordon, Commanding General, with Gen.
Stephen D. Lee in the chair. It was
composed of one member from each Di-
vision or State. This important commis-
sion was entrusted to the following com-
Gen. George H. Stewart, Maryland.
Col. J. R. Mcintosh, Mississippi.
Gen. George D. Johnston, Alabama.
Col. J. B. Cary, Virginia.
Gen. J. A. Chalaron, Louisiana.
Cant. B. H. Teague, South Carolina.
Major W. R. Garrett, Tennessee.
Col. John 0. Casler, Oklahoma.
Gen. W. D. Chipley, Florida.
Col. J. C. Cravens, Missouri.
Capt. John H. Carter, Kentucky.
Col. Howard Williams, Georgia.
Hon. W. C. Itatcliffe, Aakansas.
Gen. W. L. Cabell, Texas.
Col. Thos. S. Kenan, North Carolina.
Dr. L. C. Tennent, Indian Territory.
Capt. John M. Hickey, Washington,
D. C. 7
Capt. W. C. White, West Virginia.
The committee assembled in Atlanta,
Georgia, October 19, /1895, in person or
by proxy, the proxies/being Gen. Clement
A. Evans, J. O. Murray, of West Vir-
ginia, and Col. Robert C. Wood. Its de-
liberations continued several days and
covered fully and darefuly the great mat-
ter submitted for' consideration; all of
which discussions were held with re-
markable unity apd enthusiasm, evincing
the most patriotic spirit and a lofty pur-
pose to carry on to rapid and signal suc-
cess the magnificent scheme which Mr.
Rouss had inaugurated. The conclusions
of the committee were reached in abso-
lute and fraternal unanimity, and it was
then deemed to be essential that an ad-
dress to our people should be made
through a special committee appointed
for that purpose.
We therefore enter upon this duty
confessing our profound sense of the^
magnitude of the enterprise we have in
hand, and the inexpressible worth to
ourselves, our posterity, our South, and
our whole country, of the memorial in-
stitution suggested by Mr. Rouss. We
do not distrust your patriotic interest in
perpetuating the principles which have
always governed the actions of the
Southern people, and in preservirg the
materials of their honorable history; we
do not imagine there is any abatement
of the tenderness or strength of your
regard for the actors in the ever mem-
orable days of the Confederacy; nor do
we fear a lack of your liberality in a
prompt response to any appeal on be-
half of our common cause; but we sin-
cerely say that in the brief space within
which this address is necessarily confined
we cannot adequately set forth the in-
estimable value, the absolute necessity,
the limitless influence, as well as the
sublime spirit — all included within the
incomparable endeavor now proposed, to
establish in the South a superb and in-
destructible memorial of Confederate
With this feeling deeply impressing
ourselves, we proceed to submit to you
a very succinct statement of the noble
proposal of Mr. Rouss and the object
now contemplated aa something sure pt
The Sotjth's Battle Abbey,
attainment through our speedy and en-
thusiastic aetion\ It is eminently proper,
however, that w>e precede the statement
with a mention of the life of the noble
private soldier oi the Confederate Army
who first of all his\ comrades rose to the
conception of an enterprise on behalf of
his beloved South, \ exceeding all prior
memorials and well Ayorthy of the great
cause it is designed \to represent. Our
comrade, Charles Brbadway Rouss, is
proud of his Southern birth, and has
never wavered in the devotion of his heart
from his Southern comrades. He was
born and reared in Winchester, Va.,
and grew up intelligently, accustomed to
commercial life. In the midst of a suc-
cessful career then fairly begun, he was
found ready when war arose to obey the
call of the Sou'h, and enlisted as a pri-
vate in the Twelfth Virginia Cavalry,
where he rode with Rosser, Ashby and
other gallant spirits in that dangerous
service which daily imperilled the lives
of those brave men. Seeking.no other
place but that of a fighting private, he
impressed himself upon the memory of
his comrades by his fidelity and gallantry
to the. last. General Rosser said re-
cently that his attention was often
drawn to the brave young cavalryman
"* the desperate fights in which the
Black Horse Cavalry were so frequently
engaged. Thus by his hard, unselfish,
and dangerous service through the perils
of the whole war our comrade endeared
himself to us and unconsciously became
that typical Soul hern soldier who will
be conspicuously portrayed in the his-
tory, poetry, statuary and song of the
ages to come. His name is now far
famed and fervently mentiohed through-
out our country, but the truest evidence
of our appreciation will be manifested
when we celebrate his three score years
of valuable life in 1898, by presenting
i m r. a Parchment scroll containing tens
of thousands of names with a completed
response to his generous proposition.
After the war he went to New York
City and engaged in commercial busi-
ness on a plan of his own conception.
Commencing without capital, but with
inborn courage and certain intuitions
that surely directed him to success, our
comrade illustrated Southern commercial
genius in the great city of New York,
amidst the giants of trade and accumu-
lated large, wealth. His financial success
broadened his opportunities for benevo-
lence and these he has seized to relieve
many a confederate, to help numbers of
struggling young men, to encourage in-
stitutions of charity, and to build monu-
ments in memory of the confederate
Now he crowns all with an unexpected,
unsolicited proposal so unique and appro-
priate, so grand and feasable, that we can
have no hesitation in an immediate en-
thusiastic co-operation with him in bear-
ing it on the rising tide to a most mag-
nificent success. W T hat is this undertak-
ing ( It is no less than the foundation of
a memorial institution of noble propor-
tions in some southern city, which will be
devoted to the collection and guardian-
ship of all things that can illustrate the
entire wonderful epoch of the southera
confederacy in every respect whatsoever.
It is necessary to state the plan itself
plainly in order that you may under-
stand it clearly and be prepared to accept
\ o£. ea £tr y and act "P° n ^ promptly. In
1894 Mr. Rouss addressed a fraternal,
patriotic letter through the mails to the
various camps of confederate veterans,
in which he called special attention to
the pressing necessity of establishing
some institution which would guard for-
ever "the memories of the struggle of
the south for liberty, and evidences of
her glorious prowess in the field," and
after expressing his own warm desires,
•nyited responses from his comrades.
Within a month replies came from hun-
dreds of sources, such as to call forth
his second letter, of December, the same
year, in which he says: "The theory of
the movement is this: Tha±_every con-
federate veteran should have a proprie-
tary interest in the institution; that each
of them should feel that he had con-
tributed something toward perpetuating
the memories of the great struggle in
which he had borne a part. The surviv-
ing veterans are unanimous in the desire
to perpetuate the memory of the glorious
struggles of the south for constitutional
rights, to pay deserved tribute to the
heroic deeds of their fallen comrades;
to furnish an inspiring object lesson to
their descendants and to leave to pos-
terity endearing proofs of the courage,
The; South's Battle; Abbe;y.
loyally and devotion to duty of the con-
federate soldier. All this can be accom-
plished by concerted, united action."
These noble sentiments went directly
to the hearts of all true people with a
warming influence which inspired afresh
the common desire to construct a truly
monumental institution, belonging not to
one state, but to all states and enduring
not for one age but for all ages. They
aroused the deeply interested attention of
the surviving actors in the confederate
period, and upon the presentation of the
conception and plan to the convention at
Houston, where General Stephen D. Lee
presided, the gallant Gordon represented
the feeling of his comrades in saying:
"I wish to place before this body a matter
which is of supreme interest to the sur-
vivors, and exceeds in its scope and im-
portance anything which has yet been
before you for your consideration. I am
proud to be the medium of making
known to you the purposes and plans of
one who as a private soldier in all the
Virginia campaigns, added laurels to his
own name and lustre to the history of
his own state and to our arms."
We shall not attempt to describe the
enthusiasm of the vast body of people
gathered in the Auditorium at Hous-
ton when Colonel Wood was introduced
by Adjutant General Moorman and
stated that he was authorized by com-
rade Rouss to make a cash subscription
of $100,000 as individual subscription to
the memorial fund when the monument
assumed proper shape. It is enough to
say that this demonstration adds to the
confidence of this committee that the
proposition of Mr. Rooss will meet with
a similar enthusiastic reception by south-
ern people elsewhere.
Such being thfc enthusiastic inaugur-
ation of the enterprise we will proceed
further to explain to you what is con-
templated by this rare movement. It
is proposed that some southern city
shall be honored with the custody of
grounds', a building and a great collec-
tion of sacred mementoes representative
and illustrative of the period of the con-
federate war. Several large cities are
already competing for that honor. They
understand its significance. They appre-
ciate the ornament and the utility of
such a magnificent public institution.
The trust is recognized as the most
honorable that can be Conferred upon
any place or people, and will give the
city that shall gain the/ prize a distinc-
tion which will endure/ as long as love
of liberty and admiration for valor shall
exist in the hearts of our countrymen.
But the rivalry among these cities will
be generous, and when the site shall be
finally chosen all places will unite in
cordial fraternity in making the fortu-
nat location the centre to which all efforts
The building will /be a stately fire-proof
durable structure designed by skillful
architects and built with the utmost care.
It will be planned upon a large scale,
ample enough for the due care and cus-
tody of all mementoes that can be col-
lected from all quarters. It will have a
spacious hah for confederate gatherings;
extensive apartemnts for a great library
of books, maps, papers, magazines, man-
uscripts, diaries and records of all fur-
nishing the data of confederate history;
niches and galleries for portraits, paint-
ings, photographs, paintings and pic-
tures — all of confederate people, places
and scenes. Confederate medallions and
statuary will adorn the grounds and
buildings, and room will be provided for
all relics and illustrative objects of every
character. This is but a cold outline of
that great memorial edifice in which will
be gathered the entire material for the
true history of every department of the
confederate government, of every south-
ern state, of every command in the con-
federate armies, and -as far as possible
of every praiseworthy action of the
chivalric men and the more than glor-
ious women of the south. Such mater-
ial will be cprefully collected from all
portions of our country and will in-
crease in quantity and interest for years
to come. You yourself will be requested
to contributed in writing your knowl-
edge of events that transpired during the
days of the confederacy for filing in these
memorial archives. All parts of the
land will vie among themselves to be
foremost in sending these sacred and
invaluable mementoes. The value of
such an institution is simply inconceiv-
After this plain statement of the
noble motive which inspires the move-
Ths South's Battie Abbe;y.
ment, and the general scope of the great
undertaking it\only remains for us to
answer the question how can such a
laudable and momentous work be done?
Mr. Rouss has answered that question
on his part by the munificent tender of
$100,000. We are\to reply by a popular
donation within a few months of a simi-
lar fum, and a board' of wisely chosen
administrators selected from all parts of
the country will execute your will with-
out other reward thqn the priceless con-
sciousness of having carried into effective
operation the most patriotic scheme of
the age. Now in order that we might
have a practical plan for raising our part
of the contribution the committee on
ways and means have taken this special
question into the most careful considera-
tion proposed a plan of action which the
general committee adopted and the ex-
ecutive committee will carry into im-
mediate operation. The committee on
ways and means composed of Col. 11.
C. Wood, Major W. R. Garrett and Cap-
tain Ij. 0. Tentent, appreciate the fact
that to raise the additional amount of
$100,000 "is the most 'important matter
that can occupy our attention, as upon
this point rests the success of the great
work." But they express their confi-
dence after full consideration of the
sources that the required sum will be
rap'dly raised. They point out as the
first source the great body of confederate
veterans already enrolled in the nearly
800 camps of the U. C. V,, fifty thousand
strong, and next a large number of con-
federates belonging to various associa-
tions besides those who are attached to
the order, altogether certainly not less
than a hundred thousand whose hearts
are in the movement. The noble women
of the south who were first to propose
memorials of the confederate cause and
will be the last to cease the effort to
perpetuate our sacred memories and our
fame will be surely depended on to
achieve success for the present worthy
scheme. With these appear the great
body of vigorous sons and daughters who
are' imbued with the spirit of their
fathers and mothers and into whose
hands after a short time the rich inheri-
tance of the memorial building with all
its priceless contents will come. They
alone are numerous enough and devoted
enough to such an object to accomplish
our purpose if it was proper to commit
it to them without our aid. Besides
there are thousands of friends, north
and south, who perceive the real worth
to our whole country of this institution
as a means of confirming and increasing
the patriotic American spirit, and will
be glad to enroll their names among its
founders. It is better to reach all these
interested classes by concerted action
through a general popular subscription
than to accept the most liberal donations
of a few men of wealth. It is also un-
questionably true that far more than
the amount which must- be added to the
donation of Mr. Rouss to make it avail-
able is now at this moment ready for
delivery in small amounts by a true and
enthusiastic people. It is also true that
this ready general contribution must be
made at once ' without any delay, and
to that end some simple feasible plan of
solicitation must be put into immediate
operation. The executive committee,
composed of Col. J. R. Mcintosh, Gen.
Chalaron and Maj. Garrett, will organ-
ize that plan .through which every camp
and association of confederacy in the
United States, every chapter of the
daughters of the confederacy, and every
branch of the Sons of Veterans will be
efficiently reached. Our true and tried
women, with whom such work is a
labor of love, will be specially enlisted
and will be irresistable. Through all
these agencies the cities, towns and
country will be quickly canvassed, and
the executive committee will be made"
able to report the triumphant of the
sacred offering made in full by her
people. Further detailed description of
these practical means to secure speedy,
enthusiastic concerted actionals not here
necessary, since the executive committee
will at once prepare and forward all
literature explanatory , of the plan.
We must now say to you that the
bright hopes of this sacred cause which
is now in ^he bloom cannot be withered
except by yoar delay in executing the
feasible plan submitted. "Not to act
now is to fail forever!" This passing
winter must ^e succeeded by a spring
which will announce with its opening
flowers the fulfillment of our design.
Therefore, the commanders and officers
l^m South's Battle Abbey.
of all camps and associations will be ex-
pected to take immediate steps to enroll
our confederates in tins memorable army
ol contributors. Our sons and daughters
will immediately reinforce our ranks
with their work and names. Our south-
ern womanhood will be conspicuously
eirnest in crowning the memorial with
their indispensible services and signa-
tures. There will be no cause for a
dilatory proceeding, but every reason for
a rapid, united, unanimous movement.
With one enthusiastic dash let us cap-
ture the heights together and on the crest
or unpar aliened success announce to the
world that the monumental momentoes of
the great confederate epoch in American
history have been saved from oblivion
Hie enrollment of your names upon
the honorable scroll of the founders of
this Rsittle Abbey" will be an imperish-
able and luminous record on which pos-
terity will look with pride as evincing
your patriotic co-operation in securing
the memorabilia of the most remarkable
era m our country's career. That illus-
trious roll will declare the heart as well
as the intelligence of a great people of
this age who believe that the various
deeds and unimpeachable patriotism of
the southern people deserve complete and
perpetual commemora tion.
It will exhibit the popular enthusiasm
which never fails to be aroused concern-
ing the fame won by the great men of
the south on civic nnd martial fields and
will manifest the wonderful unity of our
people in maintaining the honor of their
beloved south. To. have your name en-
volumed as an associate with your com-
rades, your sons and daughters, and wo-
men of the south in this memorial work
on which ages to come will gaze with
absorbed interest will, we are assured
be enjoyed by you with commendable
pride, and it is therefore the earnest de-
sire not only of this committee but of the
whole body of our comrades, that not
0n l n ™ G shal] be raided from that rec-
ord. 1 he opportunity will be given you
to inscribe your name upon that immor-
tal roll which is made popular on purpose
by placing the membership fee at SI, for
which a receipt will be given and that re-
ceipt will be convertible into a certificate
issued by authority of the/United Con-
federate Veterans' assoch/tion, to be-
come an heirloom in the /family of the
donor. This popular subscription will be
taken in order that none of our people
shall be excluded from the roll of found-
ers, but there will be /thousands whose
liberal gifts will exceed that per capita
membership fee and/ whose generosity
will be suitably acknowledged. The
commanding general /will also be asked
+,w™iu — -l-C !, FttmuLu; women,
together with the sons and daughters
of the confederacy, on which occasion
the subscription roll will be carried to
completion. The money paid will be de-
posited in responsible banks of the
locality where it is given until the board
of administrators, or other proper au-
thority provide for its use. Every pre-
caution will be taken to carry the grand
enterprise through patriotically, with
little exepense, and on a scale of useful
magnificence that will evoke the praise
of the whole country.
In conclusion the committee beg leave
to say that we believe that any appeal
to your southern pride, to your patriotic
[eeling or to any similar impulse is whol-
ly unnecessary. These we assume are
nil instinct with the force of a deathless
lite in your warm hearts. So sacred is
the subject upon which we have ad-
dressed you that we have suppressed all
eulogy; so grand is the object in view we
have not ventured to offer a portrayal of
its features. Your love for noble prin-
ciples and admiration of the splendid
people of the confederate age, will them-
selves fully inspire you with thought and
feeling exceeding anything we could say.
Ibis cause with all its vast import, now
rests in your hands. Mr. Itouss awaits
with his heart full of hope to hear that
you have more than met the necessary
terms of his most generous proposal.
Your Sunny South, to which attention
is now turned with a force of interest '
that cannot be averted, waits on you to
break the clouds that have enveloped
her history, that she may appear re-
splendent in the truths of her great ac-
tions and motives before all the world
Uur whole country will expect that with-
The South's Battle Abbey.
in a few months at most your action will
have been taken and your decree re-
corded that the great memorial structure
shall be erected.
CLEMENT A. EVANS, Chairman.
JOHN M. TIICKEY,
J. O. MURRAY.
THE PL^N ADOPTED.
Address of the Executive Committee
Stating Plan for Raising the Honey.
Meridian, Miss., Nov. 9, 1895.
To All Confederates and Their Friends
Everywhere — To the Sons of Confed-
erate Veterans— To the Daughters of
the Confederacy and the Noble Women
of the South:
The executive committee of the Con-
federate Memorial association in its meet-
ing held this day in this city, adopted the
following plans for the collection of a
sufficient sum of money, which supple-
mented by the munificent gift of $1<J0,00U
proposed to be given by our comrade,
Charles B. Rouss, of New York, will
ensure the building and pereptuation of
the proposed Memorial institution.
First— Subscriptions shall be obtained
through the camps of the U. C. V.,
through organized bodies of unattached
confederate veterans, and through or-
ganizations of ladies and the sons and
daughters of veterans.
Second— No individual shall be au-
thorized to collect subscriptions except
members of the general committee, the
general, lieutenant generals, and divi-
sion commanders of the U. • C. V., and
such special agents as the executive com-
mittee may find it necessary to ap-
Third — Subscriptions shall be evidenced
by printed receipts issued to the various
soliciting organizations by the executive
committee, which receipt shall be in
book-form, like a bank check book, with
a stub bearing the same number as the
receipt and both made to correspond
when filled for issuance.
Fourth— All receipts shall be signed by
the chairman of the executive committee
and countersigned by the commander or
adjutant or some person specially des-
ignated for the purpose by the camp, or
organization soliciting, or by a special
agent appointed by the executive com-
The form of the receipt shall be as
No Place and date.
Received of. ... .
dollars as subscription to the confeder-
ate memorial association.
The association as soon as organized
will issue to the subscriber a certificate
of membership upon the surrender of his
receipt. Each dollar subscribed entitles
the subscriber to a certificate of member-
ship in his or her name or that of any
person designated by the subscriber.
This subscription is made and accepted
with the understanding that if not used
within one year from this date, for the
purpose intended, it shall be returned to
Fifth. — The minimum subscription
shall be one dollar, but subscription may
be made for any amount.
Sixth.— All monies collected must be
deposited to the order of the United
Confederate Veterans, for the use of
the Confederate Memorial association,
in a bank or other safe depository of
the localities where collected and no-
tice of said deposit must be sent monthly
to the manager's office, No. 44 Perdido
street. New Orleans, La.
Seventh.— The general office of the
executive committee is fixed at New
Orleans, La., the headquarters of the
U. 0. V„ and Col. Robt. C. Wood was
elected manager of the same, to whom
all communications upon the subject
should be addressed.
Eighth.— Subscriptions are not limited
to the members of camps or other con-
federate organizations, but those em-
powered to obtain subscriptions are au-
thorized and urged to obtain all the out-
side subscriptions possible, in their re-
Ninth.— The receipt books must be
carefully preserved, and when called in,
be returned with all stubs attached,
with all receipts remaining unfilled and
with all receipts that may have been
Tenth.— The manager shall have full
charge of the office, under the direction
of the executive committee and shall
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take active charge of the work of raising
the amount of money required by thl
conditions of Mr. Rouss' subscription. 1
The able address prepared by a sub-
committee of the general committee of
the Confederate Memorial Association atl
its meeting in Atlanta, G-a., on the ll)th
day of last October, which, under our
direction,) has been circulated among
you, clearly, and fully sets forth not only
the plans proposed for the building and
perpetuation of a confederate memorial
institution, but the great necessity for
the same, so that the confederate veter-
ans, whilst they live, and tbeir descend-
ants for all time to come, may tbere (?o,
and with uncovered beads bow at the
shrine of .southern chivalry, and where
future historians may find reliable data
that will enable them to write truthful
histories of the southern people and of
their glorious struggle for their con-
stitutional rights. This institution will
create unstinted admiration for the he-
roism of the southern soldier as Ameri-
cans in the heart of every patriotic
American citizen regardless of the loca-
tion of his home, or the cause which he
espoused in the contest between the sec-
We appeal to each division comman-
der of the U. C. V. to forthwith issue
an order to the various camps of his
division calling their attention to this
great movement and urging prompt and
liberal subscriptions to it in the man-
ner authorized and provided for by this
committee as above set forth.
We appeal to every confederate veter-
an wherever he may be, whether be-
neath the genial skies of our beloved
south, in the great emporiums of the
east, upon the broad prairies of the west,
in the distant lands of Australia or
Egypt, or the South Ameiican states,
everywhere in the language of the ad-
dress, "with one enthusiastic dash "to
capture the height together and on the
crest of unparalleled success announce to
the world that the sacred mementoes
of the great confederate epoch in Ameri-
can history have been saved from
oblivion." We appeal to bur friends of
the press, who have manifested so much
interest and liberality in /this great move-
ment heretofore, to continue their valued
We will distribute, as soon as they
can be prepared, among our friends
everywhere, folders or pamphlets con-
taining the order of the general com-
manding IT. C. V., calling the confeder-
ate memorial committee together in At-
lanta, Ga., on the 19th of October; the
minutes of the committee; our letter of
the 23d ult. advising you of the action
of the general committee, and the splen-
did "address" appealing to you for
prompt and generous aid in this behalf.
We will also mail to every confederate
organization one or more receipt books.
We beg that commanders will call at
once meetings of their respective camps
and urge full attendance that every mem-
ber may hear the reading of the "ad-
dress." We urge upon commanders of
camps the importance of securing im-
mediate subscriptions from veterans, not
only by personal solicitation, but also
through the agency of others. We
urgently recommend that the "daughters
of the confederacy" and the "Sons of
Veterans" be enlisted in this good work
to the end that every man, woman and
child in the south shall have member-
ship in the Confederate Memorial asso-
ciation. By active, prompt and intel-
ligent exertion there should be secured
within thirty days funds sufficient to
erect an institution worthy in every
respect of the men and cause whose
memory every true southerner ardently
wishes to .perpetuate.
J. E. McINTOSH,
J. A. CHALARON,
W. R. GARRETT,
The South's Battle Abbey.
GENERAL ORDER No. 155-
J. B. Gordon, General Commanding,
Commends the Enterprise to the
Noble Women of the South.
Headquarters United Confederate Vet
New Orleans, La., Dec. 7, 1895.
General Orders No. 155.
The progress made by the able and
distinguished committee appointed in
General Orders Nos. 145 and 149 from
these headquarters to examine into and
report upon the plan submitted by the
great philanthropist and benefactor,
Charles Broadway Rouss, for the estab-
lishment of a grand Memorial Hall,
where Confederate relics and mementoes
are to be deposited for all time, and
which is to become the "Battle Abbey'
of the south, must be very gratifying
to old veterans and to all those who love
the traditions of the South and who
cherish the memories of the courage and
heroism of her sons, and the unparalleled
devotion of her noble and self-sacrific-
This splendid committee has now suc-
cessfully launched the grand enterprise,
and through their action and that of the
sub-committees, have formulated a mode
of procedure which, if energetically car-
ried out, cannot fail of success.
It will be remembered that the gener-
ous and large-hearted donor, Mr. Charles
Broadway Rouss, who alone conceived
this project for the perpetuation of the
history and glory of his countrymen,
presented a plan for its consummation to
the veterans at the Houston reunion, at
the same time subscribing $100,000 as his
individual subscription to assist in carry-
ing out his grand views and ideas, con-
ditioned upon the veterans raising a like
To raise thi* $100,000 additional and
enough more to endow and ensure the
perpetuation of the institution, is the
all-absorbing matter which now occupies
the attention and efforts of the committee.
It is believed that one-half of the
amount required will be raised through
the subscription of the more than 50,000
members of the TJ. C. V. association,
and which will entitle them to certifi-
cates showing their contribution, thus
giving each contributor an interest in
this glorious enterprise, which is so near
and so dear to the heart of every vet-
eran—and it is considered to be sure
and bevond peradventure that the other
half, or balance, whatever may be re-
quired, will be raised by the noble wo-
men of the South.
The committee suggests that the most
feasible manner of reaching the desired
object is to set apart a "Memorial Festi-
val Day," and they ask that the General
Commanding will designate the date, and
issue a general order.
The General Commanding, therefore,
in compliance with the request of the
committee, designates Friday, May 1,
1896, as the most suitable for a Memor-
ial Festival Day," to be set apart for the
use of the women of the south m rais-
funds for this sreat Memorial Hali
All the details and exercises of this
"Memorial Festival Day" are to be
pi a nned, conducted and carried out en-
tirely under the orders, control, ideas
and management of the women of the
South, in their respective localities.
For, in whose hands could this sacred
trust more properly be placed, and with
in ire certainty of success, than into those
of the gentle women of the South, who
have never yet faltered or failed, in the
performance of any duty, either in war
or in peace, imposed upon them for the
Their spirit and determination ani-
mated the men of the South at the scene
of the first conflict; they were the most
constant and unremitting patriots and
workers during their country's mighty
struggle; and the last to abandon the
sacred cause after Southern hopes van-
ished behind the clouds at Appomattox.
The true history of their deeds and
triumphs has not yet been told. '
No historian has yet written the story,
nor muse sung the song, nor minstrel
strung the lyre, which fitly celebrates
The straits to which they were re-
duced for food and clothing, the self-
abnegation and hardships endured by
them during those dark and gloomy days
of war, finds no parallel in history; their
patriotism and courage will be written in
golden letters upon the tablets of time,
ineffaceable while memory lasts; and, ai
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ministering angels, their names will live
upon the pages of poetry and in romance
as long as chivalry exists in the hearts
and minds of mankind.
This "Battle Abbey" will not be dedi-
cated alone to the history and deeds of
the civic and military heroes of the
greatest of civil wars; but the General
Commanding will see, that within its
sacred portals sufficient and conspicuous
space will be reserved for the names
and fame of the "Heroines of the South."
As yet, only wandering troubadours,
like the bards of the middle ages, jour-
neying from castle to castle, have very
faintly sung their praise; but the tender
and sacred memories which cluster with
a halo of love and veneration around
their living and dead; demands, that
their names and the story of their glory
be gathered ere it is too late, and that
some Master, whose pen is inspired with
celestial fire, and whose touch is mel-
lowed and hallowed by the richness and
grandeur of the theme, shall mingle and
blend them with their glorious achieve-
ments into a Southern Epic, glowing
with tributes of their unrivalled history
to be deposited in this sanctua y of South-
In this Temple of Fame, which is to
be consecrated to all the people of the
commg centuries, in a niche which will
be carved out by the story of their own
wondrous deeds and glory, a monument
will also arise, commemorative of the
courage and fame of the "Heroines of
the South, a name, which will ever be
linked m history with those of "Roman
Matron" and "Spartan Mother." For
did not every Southern mother, like the
<J& >man Matron," proudly exclaim:
These are my jewels?" and did not their
fortitude and heroism rise to even su-
preme heights? For they sent their off-
spring bravely and loyally to battle for
their country, and with the "Spartan
Mother's" deathless injunction: "Return
with your shield, or on it."
It is to the survivors of these illustri-
ous women and to their descendants, to
whom the General Commanding, there-
fore, confidently intrusts this important
mission of assisting in this holy under-
The General Commanding appeals to
and uj-gea these heroic women, survivors
°l a heroic age, and all the daughters of
the South who take pride in the history
of such worthy and glorious ' ancestors,
to immediately, upon the receipt of this
order, organize societies and elect presi-
dents, secretaries, treasurers and others
officers, in every city, town, hamlet and
neighborhood in the South and to notify
Colonel R. C. Wood, general manager of
the Confederate Memorial Association,
-No. 44 Perdido street, New Orleans, La.,
so that he can at once supply them with
subscription books and full instructions,
and respectfully requests that they will
commence without delay the collection
ot funds for the erection of this deposi-'
tory of the records of the valor of
Southern manhood and the heroism of
Southern womanhood, and continue their
efforts systematically, making the "Me-
morial Festival Day," May 1, 1880, the
culmination of their efforts.
The money raised by each society and
m each locality must be deposited in
some good bank or other safe depository,
to the order of the United Confederate
Veterans for the use of the Confederate
Memorial Association,' to remain until
called for by proper authority.
In the meantime, each society or lo-
cality, where money is raised, will re-
port the amount collected to Col. Tt. C.
Wood, general manager of the Confeder-
ate Memorial Association, No. 44 Perdido
street, New Orleans, La., so that an idea
can be formed of the total amount thus
The general commanding requests all
the old Veterans composing the 721
United Confederate Veteran camps of
this association to render all the assist-
ance possible to the ladies engaged in
this holy cause.
The General Commanding also requests
that every newspaper throughout the
^outh and elsewhere, favorable to this
grand historic enterprise, will publish
this order and with editorial comment
give it the widest of publicity.
By order of
X B. GORDON,
Adj't Gen'l and Chief of Staff,
LIST O F ENGAGEM ENTS.
A Complete List of Engagements Between the Confederate and Fed-
eral Armies and Navies, 8861=65, Arranged by States.
Hillsboro. Oct. 8, 1861.
Tripletts Bridge, June 16, 1863.
West Liberty, Oct. 23, 186L
Prestonburg and Middle Creek, Jan. 10,
Paintsville or Jennie's Creek, Dec. 7,
Paintsville and Half Mount, April 13 and
Mount Sterling, March 22, 1803, and
June 9, 1804. ,
Paris, July 30, 1862.
Cyuthiana, July 17, 1S62, and June 11,
Cyuthiana and Kellar's Bridge, June 10,
Lexington, Oct. 17, 1802.
Monterey, June 11, 1802.
Floyd's Fork, Oct. 1, 1862.
Harrodsburg, Oct. lO, 1862.
Danville, March 24, 1863.
Perryville, Oct. 8, 1862.
Richmond, Aug. 30, 1862.
Big Hill, Aug. 23, 1862.
Union City, March 24, 1864.
Irvine, July 30, 1863.
Somerset, Fishing Creek and Beach
Grove, Jan. 19 and 20, 1862.
Dutton's Hill, or Somerset, March 30,
Monticello, May 1, 1863.
Monticello and Rocky Gap, June 9, 1863.
Horse-Shoe Bend, May 11, 1863.
Creelsborough, Dec. 7, 1863.
Mill Springs, or Logan's Cross Roads,
Jan. 19 and 20, 1862.
Burkesville (Morgan's Raid), July, 1863.
Tompkinsville, June 9, 1802.
Columbia (Morgan's Raid), July, 1863.
Green River Bridge (Morgan's Raid),
Lebanon, July 12, 1862; July 5, 1863;
July 30, 1864.
Elizabethtown, Dec. 27, 1862.
Munsfordsville, Woodsonville and Row-
lett's Station, Dec. 17, 1861.
Munsfordsville, Sept. 14 to 16, 1862.
Bacon Creek, Dec. 26, 1862.
Glasgow, Dec. 24, 1862, and Oct. 5, 1863.
Bowling Green, Feb, 1, 1862.
Woodbury and Morgantown, Oct. 29,
Russellville, July 29, 1862.
Sacramento, Dec. 28, 1801.
Slaughterville, Sept. 3, 1862.
Garrettsburg, Nov. 6, 1862.
Fort Anderson, Paducah, March 25, 1S62.
May field, Jan. 12, 1804.
White Oak Ridge, near Hickman, Aug.
Bristol, Sept. 21, 1803,
Blountsville, Sept. 22, and Oct. 12 and
Union Station (now Bluff City), Nov. 1
to 4, 1864.
Watauga Bridge and Carter's Station,
Dec. 30, 1862.
Watauga Bridge, April 25 and 26> 1864.
Greeneville, Sept. 4, 1864.
Limestone Station, Sept. 5, 1863.
Roger sville, Nov. 6, 1863.
Bull's Gap, Nov. 13, 1864.
Morristown, Oct. 29, 1864.
Panther Springs, March, 5, 1834.
Bean's Station and Morristown, Dec. 10
to 14, 1863.
Beans' Station (Stoneman's Raid), Dec.
12 to 21. 1864.
Tazewell, Aug. 6, 1802, and Jan. 24, 1864.
Kinderhook, Aug. 11, 1882.
Mulberry Gap, Feb. 22, 1864.
Cumberland Gap, Sept. '9, 1863.
Mossy Creek and Talbott's Station, Dae.
Mossy Creek, Jan. 13, 1864.
Dandridge, Jan. 16 and 17, 1864.
Fair Garden, or Kelley's Ford, Jan. 27,
Knoxville, siege from Nov. 17 to Deo. 4,
Campbell's Station, Nov. 16, 1863.
Maryville, Nov. 14, 1863.
Rockford, Nov. 14. 1863.
Loudon Creek, Nov. 15, 1863.
Philadelphia Oct. 20 and 22, 1803.
Johnson's Mills. Feb. 22, 1804.
Decatur, July 15, 1802.
Charleston, Dec. 28, 1863.
Calhoun, SeDt. 26, 1863.
Cleveland, Nov. 27, 1863.
Blue Springs, Oct. 10, 1803.
Chattanooga, Lookout Mountain, Orchard
Knob, and Missionary Itidge, Nov. 23
to 25, 1883.
"Battle Above the Clouds," Nov. 24,
Black House, No. 2, Mill Creek, Chatta-
nooga, Dec. 2 and 3, 1S64.
Wauhatchie, Oct. 27, 1863.
Jacksboro and Big Creek Cap, March 10,
Celina, Dec. 7, 1863.
Hartsville, Dec 7, 1S62.
G-allatin, Aug. 12 and 13, 1862.
Edgefield Junction, Aug. 20,. 1862.
Nashville, March 8, 1862; Nov. 5, 1S62;
May 24, 1864.
In Front of Nashville, Dec. 1 to 14, 1864.
Nashville, Dec. 15 and 16, 1864.
Between Nashville and Murfreesboro are
Antio.ch Station, April 10, 1863.
Lavergne Station, Oct. 7, 1862.
Rural Hill, Nov. 18, 1862.
Jefferson, Dec. 30, 1882.
Vaught's Hill, March 20, 1863.
Murfreesboro, July 13, 1862, and Dec.
5 to 8, 1864.
Murfreesboro or Stone River, Dec. 31,
1862, to Jan. 2, 1863.
Rosecrans' campaign from Murfreesboro
to Tullahoma, with engagements at
Middleton, Hoover's Gap, Beech Grove,
Liberty Gap and Gray's Gap, June 23
to 30, 1863.
Woodbury,. Jan. 24, 1863.
Woodbury and Snow Hill, April 2 and 3,
Readvville or Round Hill, Aug. 28, 1862.
Bradyville, March 1, 1863.
Sparta, Aug. 4, 1862; Aug. 9, 1863, and
Nov. 24, 1863.
Calfkiller Creek, Feb. 23, and March 18,
McMinnville, Aug. 30, 1862, and Oct. 3,
Manchester, Aug. 29, 1862, and March
Elk River, July 14. 1863.
Tracy City, Jan. 20, 1864.
Jasper, June 4, 1863.
Battle Creek, June 21, 1862.
Farmington, Oct. 7, 1883.
Rover, Jan. 31, 1883.
Franklin and Little Harpeth, March 25,
Franklin and Harptth River, April 10,
Franklin, June 4, 1863, and Dec. 17, 1864.
Spring Hill and Franklin, Nov, 29 and
Thompson's Station and Spring Hill,
March 4 and 5, 1863.
Brentwood, March 25, 186-3.
Columbia, Sept. 9, 1862.
Lawrenceburg, Cainpbellville and Lynn-
ville, Nov. 22, .1864.
Centreville and Finey Factory, Nov. 3,
Centreville, Sept. 29. 1864.
Waverly, Oct. 23, 1882.
Clarksville, Aug. 19, 1862.
Clark sville, or Rickett's Hill, Sept. 7,
Fort Donelson, Feb. 14, 15 and 16, 1862,
and Oct. 11, 1864.
Fort Donelson and Cumberland Iron
Works, Aug. 25 and 26, 1862, and Feb.
Fort Henry and Fort Hieman, Feb. 6,
Paris, March 11, 1862.
Union City, Nov. 19, 1883.
Island No. 10', April 8, 1862.
Trenton, Auk. 7, 1862, and Dec. 20, 1862.
Jackson, July 13, 1863.
Lexington. Dec. 18, 1862.
Pittsburg Landing, March 2, 1862.
Adamrville, or Crump's Landing, April
Shiloh, or Pittsburg Landing, April 6
and 7, 1862.
Savannah, April 10, 1862.
Monterey (near Shilob), April 28, 1862,
May 1.3, 1862.
Middleton, May 21. 1863.
Bolivar, Aug. 30. 1862; Feb. 6, 1864, and
March 29, 1864.
Bolivar and Somerville, Dec. 24 and 25,
Medon Station, Aug. 31, 1862; Oct. 3,
Mi scow and Collierville, Nov. 3 and 4,
Collierville, Oct. 11. 1863.
Smith's expedition to Tupelo, Miss., July
5 to 18, 1864.
Somerville. March 29, 1863.
Brownsville, July 29, 1862.
Durhamville. Sept. 17, 1862.
Covington, March 10, 1863.
Fort Pillow, naval engagement, May 10.
1862. Captured by confederates, April
Memphis, naval battle, June 6, 1882;
Aug. 21, 1864, and Dec. 14, 1884.
Germantown (east of Memphis), June 25,
1862; Dec. 5 to 8, 1864.
Smith'i raid in Mississippi, Feb. 10 to 2o,
Chickamauga, Sept. 19 to 21, 1863.
Ringgold, Sept. 11, 1863.
Ringgold and Taylor's Ridge, Nov. 27,
Lett's Tan Yard, Sept. 13, 1863.
Graysville, Nov. 28, 1863, and Aug. 16,
Nickajack Trace, April 23, 1864.
Tunnel Hill, Nov. 28, 1883; Jan. 28, 1864.
Tunnel Hill and Rocky Face, Feb. 23 to
Rocky Face Ridge, including Tunnel Hill,
May 5 to 9, 1864.
Mill Creek Gap and Buzzard's Roost,
May 5 to 12, 1884.
Red Clay, May 3, 1864.
Varnell's Station, May 9, 1864.
Dalton, Aug. 14 to 16, 1864, and Oct. 13,
Resaca, May 13 to 16, 1804, and Oct. 12,
1864. _ .__,
Lay's or Tanner's Ferry, May 15, 1864.
Adairsville and Calhoun, May 17 and 18,
Rome and Kingston, May 18, 1864.
Casville, May 19 to 22, 1864.
Dallas, New Hope Ch., Allatoona Hills,
May 25 to June 4, 1864.
Pickett's Mills, May 27, 1864.
Big Shanty, June 3, 1864.
Brush Mountain, June 20, 1864.
Gulp's Farm, June 22, 1864..
Kenresaw Mountain, June 27, 1864.
Ruff's, July 3, 1804.
Smyrna, July 2 to 5, 1864.
Allatoona, Oct. 5, 1864.
Atlanta and Vicinity:
Chattahoochee River, July 5 to 10, 1864.
Peach Tree Creek, July 20, 1864.
Atlanta, July 22, 1864.
Ezra Church, July 28, 1864. . •
Siege of Atlanta, July 28 to Sept. 2, 1864.
Fall of Atlanta, Sept. 2, 1864.
Battle of Atlanta, Nov. 9, 1864.
Decatur, July 22, 1864. .
Jonesboro, Aug. 31 and Sept. 1, 1864.
Lovejoy Station, Sept. 2 to 6, 1864.
Lovejoy Station and Bear Creek Station,
Nov.* 16, 1S64.
Macon, Nov. 20, 1864.
Griswoldville, Nov. 22, 1864.
Sandersville, Nov. 20, 1864.
Eden Station, Dec. 7 to 9, 1864.
Savannah and Vicinity:
White Marsh, or Wilmington Island,
April 16, 1862.
Fort Pula«ki, April 10, 1862.
Siege of Savannah, Dec. 10 to 21, 1804.
Irwinville, capture of Jefferson Davis,
May 10, 1865.
Charleston and Vicinity:
Fort Sumter— Bombardment, "April 12,
186T, evacuation, April 15, 1861; bom-
bardment, April 7, 1863; attack, Sept.
Fort Wagner— Morris Island, July 10 to
Sept. 6, 1863.
Legare's Point, June 3, 1862.
James Island, June 10, 1862, and Feb.
Secessionville, or Fort Johnson, James
Island, June 16, 1862.
John's Island, July 5, 1864.
Deveaux's Neck, Dec. 6 to 9, 1864.
Edisto Island, April 18, 1862.
Port Royal, Nov. 7, 1861; Jan. 1, 18S2.
Pocataligo, May 29, 1862.
Pocataligo, or Yemassee, Oct. 22, 1862.
Honey Hill, or Grahamsville, Nov. 30,
Pacataligo, Jan. 14 to 16, I860.
Salkehatchie, Combahee R. and River's
Bridge, Jan. 25 to Feb. 9, 1865.
Blackville, 6; Williston, and 7. Aiken,
Feb. 8 to 14, 1865.
Columbia and Congaree River, Feb. 15 to
Fort Hatteras, Aug. 28 and 29, 1861.
Elizabeth City, or Cobb's Point, Feb. 10,
Camden, also called South Mills, April
Plymouth, April 17 to 20, 1804.
"Ram Albemarle," May 5, 1864.
Destruction of "Ram Albemarle," Oct.
Roanoke Island, Feb. 8, 1862.
Hamilton, July 9, 1802.
Potter's Cav. Raid to Tar River and
Rocky Mount, July 18 to 21, 1863.
Greenville, Dec. 30, 1863.
Near Washington, May 31, 1862.
Washington, Sept. 0, 1862.
Washington and Rodman's Point, March
30 to April 4, 1863.
Foster's Expedition to Goldsboro, Dec.
12 to 18, 1862.
Kinston, Dec. 14, 1862.
Newbern, March 14, 1862.
Pollocksville, April, 14, 1862.
Near Newbern, May 22, 1862.
Bachelor's Creek, Newport Barracks and
Newborn, Feb. 1 to 3, 1864.
The South's Battle Aesey.
Bachelor's Creek, May 26, 1804.
Fort Macon, April 25, 1802.
Wilmington, Ft. Anderson and Town
Creek, Feb. 18 to 22, 1865.
Sugar Loaf Battery, Federal Point, Feb.
Fort Fisher, Nov. 25, 1864; Jan. 13 to
15, 1865. Explosion of Magazine, Jan.
Clinton, May 19, 1862.
Wilcox Bridge.March 8 to 10, 1805.
Averysboro, March 16, 1865.
Bentonville, March 19 to 21, 1865.
Young's Cross Roads, July 26, 1862.
Qualltown, Feb. 5, 1864.
Durham Station. Surrender of Johnston,
April 26, 1865.
Fairfax C. H. (near Alexandria), June
1, 1861, and March 8, 1863.
Vienna, June 17, 1861; Dec. 3, 1861, and
Sept. 2, 1862.
Great Falls, July 7, 1861.
Balls Cross Roads, Aug. 27. 1861.
Drainesville, Nov. 26, 1861; Dec. 20, 1861;
Feb. 22, 1864.
Annandale, Dec. 4, 1861.
Lewinsville, Sept. 11, 1861.
Camp Advance, Munson's Hill, Sept. 29,
Burke's Station, March 10, 1862.
Chantilly, Stpt. 1, 1862.
Coyle Tavern, Aug. 24, 1863.
Balls Bluff (near Leesburg), Oct. 21,
Lovettsville, Aug. 8, 1861.
Aldie, June 17, 1863.
Berryville, Dec. 1, 1862; Oct. 18, 1863,
and Sept. 3 and 4, 1864.
Summit Point, Berryville, and Flowing
Springs, Aug. 21, 1804.
White Post, Dec. 6, 1864.
Berryville Pike, Sulphur Springs Bridge
and White Post, Aug. 10, 18(34. -
Snicker's Gap and Island Ford, July 16
and 17; 1864.
Near Snicker's Gap, Aug. 13 and 19,
Bloomfield and Union, Nov. 2 and 3,
Philomont, Nov. 1, 1862.
Winchester, May 25, 1862; June 13 and
15, 1863, and Aug. 17, 1864.
Winchester and Kcarnstown, March 23,
1862: July 23 and 24, 1864.
Winchester and Fisher's Hill, Sept. 19
to 22, 1864.
Cedar Creek, Sheridan's Bide, Oct. 19,
Newton and Cedar Springs, Nov. 12,
Stevenson's Depot, Darkville and Win-
chester, July 19 and 20, 1864.
Middletown, June 11, 1863.
Strasburg, Oct. 13, 1864.
Front Royal, May 30,. 1802, and May 23,
Stiasburg and Staunton Boad, June 1
and 2, 1802.
Tom's Brook, Fisher's Hill and Stras-
burg," Oct. 9, 1864.
Buckton Station, May 23, 1862.
Fisher's Hill, Aug. 15, 18G4.
Crooked Run, Front Royal, Aug. 16,
Upperville, June 21, 1863.
Manassas Gap and Chester Gap, July 21
to 23, 1863.
Rectortown and London Heights, Jan.
1 to 10, 1864.
Bull Run, or Manassas, July 21, 1861 ;
Aug. 30, 1862.
Bull Run Bridge, Aug. 27, 1862.
Blackburn's Ford, July 18, 1861.
Occoquan, March 5, 1862.
Occoquan Creek, Nov. 12, 1881.
Occoquan Bridge, Jan. 29, 1862.
Mason's Neck, Occoquan, Feb. 24, 1862.
Grovetoh and Gainesville, Aug. 28 and
Brents.ville, Feb. 14, 1803; Feb. 14, 1864.
Bristoe Station, Oct. 14, 1863, and April
Buckland Mills, Oct. 19, 1863.
Haymarket, Oct. IS, 1S62.
Rappahannock Station, Brandy's Station,.
and Kelly's Ford, Aug. 1 to 3, 1863.
Rappahannock Station, Nov. 7, 1863.
Somerville Heights, May 7, 1802.
Brandy Station, Aug. 20, 1862.
Beverly Ford and Brandy Station, June-
Warrenton Junction, May 3, 1863.
Jeffersonton, Oct. 12, 1863.
Auburn, Oct. 14, 1863.
Beileton, Jan. 14, 1864.
Culpeper, July 12, 1802, and Sept. 13,.
Culpeper and White Sulphur Springs,.
Oct. 12 and 13, 1863.
Cedar Mountain, or Mitchell's Station,.
Aug. 0. 1862.
Muddy Run. Nov. 8, 1863.
Waterloo Bridge, Lee Springs, Freeman's-
Ford and Sulphur Springs, skirmishes,
Aug. 23 to 25, 1S62.
The South's Battle Abbey.
Orange C. H., Aug. 2, 1862.
R 78 id 1 a £.o Stati P 1 k Se ? t - 14 ' IS <33; Sept.
19, 1863, and Oct. 10, 1863.
i* a S£> Ford > or Liberty Mills, Oct.
Mine Run, Raccoon Ford, New Hope,
Robertson's Farm, Bartlett's Mills and
Locust Grove, Nov. 26 to 2 8,1863
Barnett's Ford, Feb. 7, 1864
Stanardsville and Burton's Ford, March
Barboursville, July 12, 1861.
Gordonsville, Dec. 28, 1864.
Trevilliap. Station, June 11 and 12, 1864
Luray, June 30, 1862.
N |w Market, May 15, 1864, and Oct. 7,
Mount Jackson, Nov. 17, 1803.
Harrisonburg, June 6, 1862.
Cross Keys, or Union Church, June 8.
Port Republic, June 9, 1862.
Lacey's Springs, Dee. 20, 1864.
Waynesboro, Oct. 2, 1864.
Sylvan Grove, Waynesboro and Browne's
X Roads. Nov. 26 to 29. 1804
Panther Gap and Buffalo Gap, June 3
to 6, 1884.
Mont erey (N. W. of Waynesboro), April
12, 1862. •
McDowell, or Bull Pasture, May 8, 1802
Fredericksburg, Dec. 13, 1862
Fredericksburg and Salem Heights, May
1 to 4, 1863.
Clendenin's Raid, below Fredericksburg,
May 20 to 28, 1863. '
Falmouth, April 18, 1862.
Matapony, or Thornburg, Aug. 6, 1882.*
Dumfries, Dec. 27, 1862
K ^L a Ford ' March 17 > 1S63; Nov. 7,
Spottsylvania C. H, April 30, 1863.
Chancellorsville. May 1 to 4, 1863.
Uranklin s Crossing, Rappahannock river.
June o. 1863.
Wilderness, May 5 to 7, 1864.
Todd's Tavern, May 8, 1884.
Spottsylvania, Fredericksburg Road
io"ioL HiU aud Ny Hiver, May 8 to
M i a 881 laS P ° int (Potomac river )> J^e 27,
Beaver Dam Station, South Anna Bridge
Ashland and Yellow Tavern, Sheridan's
cavalry raid in Virginia, May 9 to 13,
Nortji Anna. River, Jerico Ford or Tay-
lor s Bridge, and Talopotomy Bridge,
May 23 to 27, 1864.
Richmond and vicinity:
Fort Darling, naval battle, May 15, 1862
beven Pines and Fair Oaks, May 31 to
Hanover' C. H., May 27, 1862.
27 i8ef xny * May 24, 18Q2< and June
M o£H m £5 ¥ille ' or Ellison's Mills, June
G ?iSS?' MiIls ' or Cold Harbor, June 27
P oa eh -,Pj«? hard and Sav age Station, June
White Oak Swamp, or Charles City Cross
Roads. June 30', 1882
Glendale, June 30, 1862.
Nelson's Farm, June 30, 1862.
Frazier's Farm, June 30, 1862
Turkey Bend, June 30, 1862.
New Market Cross Roads, June 30 1862
Malvern Hill, July 1, 1862.
Old Church, June 13, 1882
Tunstall Station, June il, 1862.
White Oak Swamp Bridge, Aug. 4, 1832,
and June 13, 1864. .
Malvern Hill, Aug, 5, 1862.
Dutch (Jap, Aug. 5, 1863.
Ivilpatnck's Raid, Steveusburg to Rich-
mond. Feb. 28 to March 4. 1864
2 rt -.? a Tl in ?' Jewry's Bluffs, May 12
to 16, 1884.
Hanover and Ashland, May 30, 1864
ILnoyerton Howe's Shop and Salem
Church May 27 and 28. 1864.
Cold Harbor Gaines' Mill, Salem Church
and Howe s Shops. Jnne 1 to 12. 1864.
1864 m 9 ' Malvern . HiI1 . June 15,
J 23 e \nd r 24 e i864 Samaria Chur <*. J"n<*
D 1864 GaP ' naVaI en £ a & eme nt, June 21,
Gravel Hill, Aug. 14, 18R4.
lTto e i8 y 1 P 864 nS ' ° r Deep B ° tt0m ' Aug -
x^to^hai 9 ' *■&** Hm -
Fair OaK Oct. 27 and 28, 1864
*nl] of Richmond, April 3, 1S65.
I etersbursr and vicinity
Ohester Station. May 8 and 7. 1RR4
a „nf r m fi Anwfieli Churcl1 ' ' Ma *
PotcrsburEr. .Tunc 10, 1864
IZn? ::™S? bur *' ,Tnne 15 - wm - to
Weldon Railroad (now called Petersburg
B. R.), June 22 to 30, 1864.
Lees' Mills, April 16 '62, July 12-30 '64.
Six Mile Station, Aug. 18, 19 and 21,
Ream's Station, Aug. 2o, 1864. L18b4.
Fort Hell. Sept. 10, 1864
Poplar Springs Church Oct 1, 1864.
Arthur's Swamp, Oct. 1, 1864.
Darbytown Road, Oct. 7 and 13, 18t>4
Hatchers Run, Oct. 27, 1864; Dec. 8 and
9, 1864. ^ . 10fl .
Stony Creek Station, Dec. 1, 1864.
Weldon Railroad Expedition, Dec. 7 to
Dalmey's Mills, Hatcher's Run, Feb. 5
to 7 1865.
Fort Steadman March 25, 1865.
Quaker Road, March 23, «K55.
Dinwiddle C. H., March 31, I860.
Five Forks, April 1, 1865. , . .,
Namozine Church and Wilhcomack, April
CitV Point, naval battle on James River,
May 6, 1864; explosion Aug ' 9, 1 804.
Bermuda Hundred, May 16 to 30. ISM,
Tune 2, 1864; Aug. 24 and 25, 1884, and
Nov: 17, 1864
Coggins Point, July 31. 1862.
West Point. May 7, 1862.
Slatersville or New Kent C. H., May y,
Wilson's Wharf, May 24, 1864.
&&&?*£< $&*£ *>* "■
Yorktown, April 11 and 26, 18o2.
Williamsburg Road, June ; 18, 18b/.
Newport News, June 5, I80I.
Big Bethel, June 10, 1801, and April 4,
Hampton, Aug. 7, 1861. [1862-
Newmarket Bridge, Dec. 22, I80L
Hampton Roads, naval battle (Monitor
and Merrimac) March 8 and 9, 1862
Suffolk, Siege, from April 12 to May 4,
Battle, March 0, 1864. [ 1863.
Deserted House, or Kelly's Store, Jan.
Boydton and White Oak Roads, March
31, 1865. .
Amelia Springs, near Amelia C. H, April
3, 1865. , v„_
Sailor's Creek, April 6. 1S65.
Farmville. April 7, I880.
High Bridge, Appomattox River, April o,
Appomattox C. H. Lee Surrenders. April
Lynchburg, June 17 and 18 1864.
Otter Creek, (near Liberty), June 10, IW>4
Buford's Gap, June 21, 1864.
Salem, June 21, 1864.
Wytheville, July 17, 1863.
Saltville, Oct. 2, 1804.
Abingdon, Glade Springs, Saltville and
Marion (Stoneman's Raid), Dec. 12 to
Jonesville, Jan. 3, 1864.
Charleston, Dec. 1, 1862, and Oct. 18,
Harper's Ferry, Sept. 12 to 15, 1862.
Leetown, July 3, 1864.
Halltown, July 15, 1863, and Aug. 24 and
Martinsburg, June 14, 1863, and Aug.
19, 1804 tt
Falling Waters, also called Haynesville
or Martinsburg, July 2, 1861.
Falling Waters, July 14, 1863.
Blackford's Ford, Shepherdstown, &ept.
20, 1862. ',.„„ a _ ,
Shepherdstown, Oct. 1, 1862, and July
Shepherdstown, or Kearneysville and
Smithfleld, Aug. 25, 1864.
Smithfleld, Aug.~29, 1864.
Bath, Great Cacapon Bridge, Alpine Sta.,
and Hancock, Jan. 4, 1862.
llomney. or Hanging Rock, Sept. Zd. , 1 Sbl
Romney, or Mill Creek Mills, Oct. 26, 61.
Patterson Creek, or Kelley's Island, June
26, 1861. N _ _ "_
Blue Gap (near Romney), Jan. 7, 18b2.
Hammock's Mills, July 3, 1864.
Green Springs, Aug. 2, 1864.
Piedmont, June 5, 1864.
Moorefleld, Aug. 7, 1864.
Wardensville, May 28, 1862.
Medley, Jan. 29, 1864.
Beverly, July 12, 1861, Oct. 29, 1864 and
.Tan. 11, 1865.
Rich Mountain, July 11, 1864.
Carrick's Ford, July 14, 1861.
Cheat Mountain, Sept. 12 and 13. 1861.
Dry Forks, Cheat River, Jan. 8, 1862.
Ph'ilippi, June 3, 1861.
Greenbrier. Oct. 3, 1861. ,-_.,,
Buckhannon, or Middle Creek Fork, July
Fairmont, April 29, 1863. ^^ L
Elizabeth, or Wirt 0. H.. Nov 19, 1861.
Point Pleasant, March 30, 1863.
Crass Lick. April 23, 1862
Barbour sville, Sept. x8, 1861.
Cuyandotte, Nov. 10% 1861.
Madison, or Boone C. H, Sept. 1. 1861.
Laurel Hill, or Deahngton, July 8, 1801.
Chapmansville, Sept. 25, 1861.
Scarrytown, July 17, 1861.
Fayetteville, Sept. 10, 1882.
Hawk's Nest, Aug. 20, 1861.
Gauley Bridge, Nov. 10, 1881.
Oceana, or Wyoming C. H., Aug. 11, 1862
Princeton, May 15, 16 and 18, 1862.
Lewisburg, May 25, 1862.
Rocky Gap, Aug. 26, 1863.
Huntersville, Jan. 4, 1862.
Summerville, or Cross Lanes. Aug. 26, '61
Oarnifex Ferry, Sept. 10, 1861.
Holly River (near Braxton C. H.,) April
17. 1862. " V
Baltimore, Riots, Arril 19. 1861.
Westminster, June 29, 1863.
Edwa rds Ferry, June 17, 1861.
Pritchard's Mills, or Darnestown, Sept.
Poolesville, Sept. 7, 1862.
Rockville, Sept. 22, 1863.
Monocacy. (near Frederick). July 9. 1864.
Point of Rocks, Aug. 5. 1861, and June
Hagerstown, July 5, 1864. [ 9, 1864,
Hagerstown and Williamsport, July 6,
Turner's ana Crampton's Gap, South
Mountain, Sept. 14, 1862.
Antietam or Sharpsburg, Sept. 17, 1882.
Monterey Gap and Smithsburg, July 4
and 5, 1803. ■
Boonsborough, July 7 to 9, 1863.
Bolivar and Maryland Heights, Julv 4 to
Middletown and Solomon's Gap, July 7,
Clear Springs, July 29, 1864. [1864.
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA.
Washington, Fort Stevens, July 12, 1864.
Hanover, June 30, 1863.
Gettysburg, July 1 to 3, 1863.
Near Pensacola, naval engagement, Sept.
Santa Rosa, Oct. 9, 1861.
Fort Pickens, Nov. 23, 1801.
Mitchell's Creek and Pine Barren Creek,
Dec. 17 to 19, 1864.
Natural Bridge, March 6, 1865.
Marianna, Sept. 27, 1864.
Tallahassee, surrender of Sam Jones,
May 10, 1865.
Lake City, Feb. 12, 1864.
Olustee, or Silver Lake, Feb. 20, 1864.
Barber's Place, St. Mary's River, Feb.
0. 1864. '
Gainesville, Feb. 14, 1864, and Aug. 17,
Jacksonville, May 1, 1864. [ 1864.
St. Augustine, Dec. 30, 1863.
Mosquito Inlet, naval engagements,
March 21, 1862.
Tampa Bay, naval battle, Oct. 17, 1863.
Bridgeport, April 29, 1862.
Huntsville, April 11, 1862.
Athens, Sept. 23, 1864.
Elkton Station, near Athens, May 9, 1862.
Decatur. March 7, 1864; April 17, 1864;
Oct. 26 to 29, 1864.
Decatur and Moulton, May 26 to 20, 1864.
Courtland Bridge, July 25, 1862.
Tuscumbia, April 24, 1883.
Straight's Raid, Tuscumbia to Rome,
Ga„ April 27 to May 3, 1803, with
skirmishes at Day's Gap, April 30;
B ack Warrior Creek, May 1, and
Blount's Farm, May 2.
Cherokee Station, Oct. 21, 1863; Oct. 29,
Wilson's Raid, from Chickasaw, Ala.,
to Macon, Ga., March 22 to April 24,
Nauvoo and Thornhill, Jan. 2 and 3, 1865.
Cane Creek, Oct. 20, 180,"..
Fort 'Gaines and Fort Morgan, Aug. 5
to 23, 1864. e
Siege of Mobile, March 26 to April 11,
Fort Blakely, Mobile, April 11, I860.
Mobile Bay, naval battle, Aug. 5 to 2(1,
Surrender of the Confederate Navy, in
Tombigbee River, May 4, 1885.
Surrender of Taylor. May 4, 1865.
Corinth, April 8, 1862; May 17, 1862, and
Oct. 3 and 4,. 1862.
Farmington. May 3, 1862.
Glendale, May 8, 1862.
Metamora, Oct. 5, 1862.
Rienzi and Kossuth. Aup. 26, 1862.
Iuka, Sept. 19 and 20, 1862, and July 7
and 9. 186,':. J
Booneville, May 30, 1862, and July 1,
Blackland, June 4, 1862. f 1862.
Ripley and Moscow Station, Dec. 1 to 4.
Holly Springs, Dec. 20/1862; May 24,
1884, and Aug. 27 and 28, 1864.
ITudsonville, Nov. 8, 1862.
Davis Mills, Dec. 21, 1862.
Hnnando and C'oldwater, April 18 and
1 £T , 1 OOO",
The South' s Battle Abbey.
Ooldwater, Sept. 10, 1862, and Aug. 21,
Coahoma Co., Aug. 2, 1862. .
Abbeville, Oxford and Hurricane Creek,
Aug. 7 to 14. 1864. nt ^ nn
College, or Oxford Hill, Aug. 21 and 22,
Abbeville, Aug. 23, 1864
Wyatt's and Ingram's Mills, Oct. 12 and
18, 1863. . „ , .
Brice's Cross Roads (near Guntown),
June 10, 1864. ' , - „ T> ,
Bav Springs, or Vincent's Cross Roads,
Oct. 26, 1863. oo
Egypt Station, Dec. 28, 1864.
Prairie Station, Feb. 21, imd.
Coffeeville, Dec. 5. 1862.
Grenada, Aug. 13, 1803.
Port Pemberton (near Greenwood), Mai.
13 to April 5, 1863.
Vicksburg and Vicinity:
Vicksburg United States fleet June 26
to 29, 1862; Siejre, May 18 to July 4,
1863; Battle, July 4, 1864.
Chickasaw Bayou, Dec. 28 and 99, 1802.
Mississippi River, below Vicksburg, Keb.
Champion Hills, May 16. 1863.
Big Black River, May 17, 1863.
Port Gibson, May 1, 1863. ■
Rodney and Port Gibson, Dec. li to 2b,
Coleman's Plantation. July 4 and 5, 1804.
Grand Gulf, April 20, 1863, July 16 and
Natchez, Mav 13, 1862; July 8, 1863, and
Nov. 11, 1863, n -
Raymond. May 12, 1863.
Boltin and Birdsong Ferry, July 4 and o,
Canton, July 17, 1863,
Canton, Brownsville and Clinton, Uct.
Near Canton, Feb. 27 and 28, 1864.
Yazoo City, July 13, 1863.
Yazoo City exp., including Benton and
Vaugban. May 4 to. 13, 1864.
Yazoo River expedition, Feb. 1 to March
Franklin, Jan. 2, 1865.
Jackson, May 14 ISw.
Jackson. Bolton Depot. Canton and Clin-
ton, July 9 to 16, 1863.
Expedition from Vicksburg to Meridian,
with engagements at Champion Hills
(16) Ravmond (ID), Clinton ,20). Jack-
son (23). Decatur (24), Cbunkoy Sta-
tion (24), and occupation of Meridian
(25), Lauderdale (26). and Marion (26),
Feb. 3 to March 5, 1884.
Summer ville, Nov. 28, 1862. .
Hurricane Creek, Oct. 23, 1864.
Lake Providence, May 97, 1863.
Milliken's Bend, Aug. 18, 1802, and June
6 to 8, 1863. • --"•«,-.
Calhoun Station, or Bayou de Glaize,
May 18, 18(54.
Campti, April 4, 1864. •
Pleasant Hill Landing, April 12, 1S64-
Sabine Cross Roads and Pleasant Hills,
also called Mansfield, April 8 and »,
1864. , ,., „ ^ r.
Cloutiersville, Moneti's Bluff and Cane
River, April 23 and 24, 1804
Fort de Russy (near Alexandria), March
Dunn's Bayou, May 5, 1864.
Near Alexandria, May 1 to 8, 1804.
Bayou Lamourie, May 7, 1864.
Harrisonburg, March 2, 1864.
Water Proof. Feb. 14 and lo 1864.
Vidalia, Sept. 14. 1863, and Feb, 7, 1864.
Grand Coteau, Nov. 3, 1863.
Port Hudson. March 14, 1863; May 27 to
July 9, 1863.
Near Port Hudson April 7, 1864.
Jackson, Aug. 3, 1863, and Oct. 5, 1864.
Near Mbrganza, Sept. 29, 1863.
Olive Branch, March 6, 1865.
Baton Rouge, Aug. 5, 1862.
Williams Bridge, Amite River, June 27,
Grosse Tete Bayou, Feb. 19, 1864.
Plaquemine, Aug. 6, 1864.
Donaldsonvillo, June 28, 1863; July lrf,
186:',, ,,nd Aug. 5, 1864.
Pattersonville, Marcn 28, 1883.
Irish Bend and Bisland, April 12 to 14,
Brasher City, June 23, 1863.
Raceland, June 22. 1882.
Dos Alleniand's, Sept. 9, J-obz.
La Fourche Crossing, June 20 and 21,
Ponchatoula, March 24, 1863.
Port Jackson, Fort St. Phillip, and cap-
ture of New Orleans, April 18 to 28,
18G2 - " TEXAS.
Galveston, Harbor, Nov. 7, 1861.
Galveston, Jan. 1, 1863.
Nueces River, Aug. 10, 1862. ■
Brazos de Santiago, or Palmetto Ranch,
last battle of the Civil War, May Id,
The South/s Battle Abbey.
|ort Gibson, Sept. 10 and 18, 1864
Honey Springs, July 17, 1863.
Bentonville, Pea Ridge, Leetown, and
Elkhorn Tavern, March 6 to 8, 1S62.
Fayetteville, Jan. 15, 1862. ■
Boonsborough Cane Hill, and Boston
Mountain, Nov. 28, 1862.
18f" e Grove or Fayetteville, Dec. 7,
Talbot's Ferry, April 19, 1862.
M^X^ek^:7?l^ Chl8 ' 18G2 -
€ sot Maf ilf'Sg** ° f ^ Th0mp -
Jonesboro, Aug. 17, 1862.
Smithville, June 17, 1862,
1864 Ville ' July ' 18S2, and Feb - 19
Searcy Landing, May 19, 186''
Searcy, Sept. 6, 1864.
Big Indian Creek, May 27, 1882.
Little Red Rn er, June 25, 1862
West Point, White River, Aug. 14, 1863
Near Augusta, April 1, 1864. '
1-iittle Rock, Sept. 10, 1883.
a«!?' y ? !F £. %& and Brownsville,
Aug. 2o to 31, 1863.
Aifg.^'FlSM 1011 and A9hley Station >
Clarksville, Nov.' 8, 1863.
Roseville and Stone's Farm, April 5, 1884.
lort Smith, Aug. 24, 1804.
Maasard Prairie, July 27, 1864
Waldron, Dec. 30, 1883.
Baker Springs, Jan. 24, 1884
iarr's Mills, July 14, 1864.
Spoonville, April 2, 1804.
Okolona, April 3, 1864.
Moscow, April 13, 1884.
1864 U aDd Liberty ' A P ril ^ and 16-
Poisons Springs, April 18, 1864.
Richland, Mav 3, 1864
Princeton, April 29, 1864
Jenkins' Ferry, April 30. 1864.'
Pine Bluff, Oct. 25, 1863; July 2, 1884
Doughass Landing, Pine Bluff, Feb. 22,
Clarendon, Aug 13, 1862; March 15,
1864. and June 2r> to 29, 1884.
Aberdeen, July 9, 1862.
Grand Prairie, July 6 180 ,: >
Cotton Plant, April 21. 1864.
Bayou Cache, also called Cotton Plant,
J uiy ( , 18b2.
Marianna, Nov. 7, 1862.
^1863™^' ° Ct ' 1:l ' lm2 ' and May *'
Wallace's Ferry, July 26, 1864.
jtly a 4 A l U |i3 n ' ^^ DeC - 5 ' 18 °' 2 ' aUd
Near Helena, May 25, 1883.
M .> c ™. on the White River, June
F 2# r .J iindman > Arkansas Post, Jan. 11,
Lake Chicot, June 6, 1864.
to 8 30 ri 1804 nd M ° Unt Elba ' Mai ' Ch 26
_, ■ n "MISSOURI.
Rickport, Sept. 23, 1864.
Cameron, Oct. 12, 1861.
Plattsburg, Oct. 27, 1861.
Spring Hill, Oct. 27, 1861.
Kirksyille, Aug. 6, 1862.
Memphis, July 18, 1882.
Athens, Aug. 5, 1861.
Lancaster, Nov. 24, 1881.
Newark, Aug. 1, 1S82.
Palmyra, Nov. 18, 1861.
Monroe, July 10, 1861.
Walkersville, April 14, 1862.
Florida May 22; July 23 and 24, 1SS2.
Santa 'Fe, July 24 and 25. 1802!
Centralia, September 27, 1864.
Renick, November 1, 1861.
Brunswick, August 17, 1861.
KeytesVille, February 20, ISO 9
Grand River, Lees Ford, Chariton River,
walnut Creek, Compton Ferry, Switz-
10 to 13 :, 1802 d Yell ° W Cl '° ek ' Auguat
^^o?.' Aug? 29 and Sept. 12 to 20,
it Vao4 ar ; 14 and 0ct '
West Glaze, also called Shanghai or
S en i861^ n ° r Monday ' s Holi °w, Oct.
Vicinity of Kansas City.
Blue Mills, July 24 and Sept. 17, 1861.
DaJ as, _Sept. 2, 1S61, and Aug. 24 1862.
6 i884 ie ' a ° 2G ' 1861; July
Little Blue River, April 12, 1862.
and w i8 a i d Inde P end ence, Oct. 21
Little Santa Fe, Nov. 6, 1861.
n p i™ d £ nce - Feb ' 18, 18G2, and Augl
In oo P iS d o >nCe or Little Santa Fe, March
Ray town, June 23. 1862
Lone Jack. Aug. 10, 1882.
Union Mills, Aug. 20. 1862.
Westport, June 17, 1863.
Harrisonville, Nov. 3, 1862.
Pleasant Hill, July 11, 3862.
Warrensburg or Briar, March 20, 1802.
Warrensburg, March 28, 1862, and June
Dunksburg, Dec. 4, 1881.
Wadesburg, Dec. 24, 1861.
Columbus, Jan. 9, 1802, and July 2d,
Knobnoster, Jan. 22, 1862.
Black Walnut Creek, Nov. 29, 1861.
Milford, or Shawnee Mound and Black-
water Dec. 13, 1861.
Boonville, June 17 and Sept. 13, 1801.
Fayette, Sept. 24, 1884.
Glasgow, Oct. 15, 1864.
■ Warsaw, Oct. 16, 18b t.
Mt. Zion, Dec. 28, 1864.
Calhoun, Jan. 4, l»b2.
Jefferson City, California and Boonville,
Oct. 7 to 11 1864
Fulton, July 17, 1861.
Moores Mills, July 28, 1862.
Martinsburg, July 17, 18bl. .
Millsville or Wentzville, July 16, labl.
St. Louis Riots, May 9, 1861.
Fox Creek, March 7, 18b2.
Lane's Prairie, July 20, 18bl.
Wilson's Creek or Oak Hill, Aug. 1U,
Leasburg and Harrisburg, Sept. 29 and
Lebannon, March 12, 1862.
Mountain Store and Big Piney, July
25 and 26, 1882.
Osceola or Papinsville, Sept. 21 and 22,
Osceola, May 27, 1862.
Clear Creek or Taberville, Aug. 2, 1862.
Hnmansville, March 26, 1862.
Montevallo, April 14 .and Aug. fa
Stockton, Aug. 9, 1862. '
Cross Timbers, Oct. 16, lbbrf.
Butler, May 15, 1802.
Hudson, Dec. 21, 1862
Dry Wood, Mo., or Fort Scott, Kan.,
Sept, 2, 1861. , „.. 1Qf .„
Lamar or Coon Creek Aug. 24, 1862.
Carthage or Dry Forks July o, 1881,
Carthage, March 23 1862
Diamond Grove ^ April 14, 1862
Neosho, April 26, 1862; May 31, 1862,
and Oct. 4, 1863. „
Newtonia, ^ept. 30, 1862, and Oct. 28
and 30, 1864.
Sugar Creek, Feb. 17, 1862.
Forsyth, July 22, 1861.
Hartville or Wood's * or k, Jan .11, ISbek
Mountain Grove, March i), lob2.
Salem, Dec. 3, 1861.
Licking, May 4, 1862
Potosi, Aug. 10, 1861.
Big River Bridge, Oct. 15, 1861.
Black River (near Ironton), hept. 1Z,
1861, and July 8, 1862.
Clarkson, Oct. 28, 1802, ■■■..■ , .
Pilot Knob or Ironton, Sept. 26 and 2i,
Freder'icktown and Ironton. Oct. 17 to
91 1 8b 1
Cape Girardeau, April 26, 1863, and Feb.
Greenville, July 28 1862.
Bollingers Mills, July ; 29. 1882.
Patterson, April 20, 1863.
White Water, April 24, 1863.
Putnam's Ferry (near Doniphan), April
Chalk Bluffs, May 15, 1862. .
Chalk Bluffs and St. Francois River,
April 30 and May 1, 1863.
Bloomfield, May 11, 1862, and Aug. 2d,
Charleston or Bird's Point, Aug.
Charleston, January 8, "862.
Be^with Farm, Oct .13, 1861.
Bettrand, Dec, 11. 1861.
Belmont, Nov. 7, 1861.
New Madrid, March 3 and March
1862, and Aug. 7^863^
Charleston, March 28, 1864.
Corydon, Morgan's Raid, July, 1863.
Vernon, Morgan's Raid, July, l»bd.
Buffington Island, Morgan's Raid, July,
New Lisbon, Morgan captured, July 26,
188S - KANSAS.
Lawrence, Plunder and Massacre, Aug.
I Baxter Springs, Oct. 6, 1863.